Search This Blog

Friday, April 29, 2011

In Arizona, Brewer Vetoes Repeal of Insurance Mandates

The Arizona Republic reports:

Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have waived many of Arizona's health-insurance mandates and allowed insurance companies from other states to write policies in Arizona.

Senate Bill 1593, passed in the last week of the legislative session, mobilized the groups and individuals who have benefitted from Arizona's insurance mandates, ranging from parents of children with autism to diabetics.

In her veto letter, Brewer said the state's 32 mandates resulted from careful legislative scrutiny over the years and should not be overturned without the same deliberate debate.

Full text of veto letter is here.