Campbell on Medicaid suit appeal: ‘The decision today does not take anything away from the progress we made’
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24), released this statement after the Court of Appeals decided that a group of Republican legislators can continue to pursue their lawsuit against Medicaid expansion.
“Last year, when a bipartisan group of legislators worked together to pass Medicaid expansion, we knew there would be challenges ahead. Earlier this year, after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the case brought by many of those who voted against extending health care coverage to more Arizonans, we expected an appeal.
“Today, we learned that the Court of Appeals will allow these legislators to continue their efforts to stymie Medicaid expansion. The decision does not take anything away from the progress we made, and it is only one step in the legal process. Ultimately, providing more people with access to health care and bringing billions of dollars into our economy was the correct decision for Arizona.”
To see a full copy of the opinion, go to: http://azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2014/SA%2014-0037.pdf.