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Federal judge: AHCCCS copays need rethinking

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By Mary K. Rinehart / Arizona Republic

PHOENIX - A second federal judge has told U.S. health officials to reconsider their approval of mandatory copayments for Arizona's poorest residents.

U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell ruled U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision was "arbitrary and capricious" because she failed to consider evidence that the copayments could jeopardize patients' health and cost the government more in the long run.

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