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Fri April 1, 2011
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Ariz. Medicaid Recipients Could Be Hit With New Fee

Arizona's governor is proposing a $50 fee on some Medicaid recipients in her state — specifically, some obese people who don't follow their doctor's weight loss plan, and some people who smoke. An official with the state's Medicaid system told The Associated Press, "You need to be responsible for the fact that your smoking costs us more."

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