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Gov. Jan Brewer found that a good way to save 1/10th of 1% of our deficit, approximately $1.4 million, is to remove poor people from the lists of those who are waiting for organ transplants. Read more»

Mesa resident Randy Shepherd, a 36-year-old father of three, says his life hangs in the balance as the governor and GOP leaders decide whether to hold a special session to restore funding that would allow him to have a heart transplant under Arizona’s Medicaid system.

Democratic lawmakers held a news conference with a group of patients denied organ transplants to demand a special session to reinstate the $1.4 million program. They blamed Gov. Brewer for keeping new organs out of the reach of those whose survival hangs in the balance. Read more» 1