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How AZ reconciled government-run healthcare with its conservative ethos

The Atlantic, March 8, 2013
As Congress debates an ambitious and far-reaching effort by the Obama administration to streamline medical care and rein in spending for the nation's sickest and most expensive patients, Arizona -- with its finger-wagging Republican governor and Tea Party enthusiasts -- is occupying an unusual place in the national landscape: as a model for how a generously-funded, tightly regulated government program can aid vulnerable, low-income patients.