Dennis Howerton holds a sign and cross to protest against state Medicaid transplant budget cuts outside the State Capitol in Phoenix

 
Dennis Howerton holds a sign and cross to protest against state Medicaid transplant budget cuts outside the State Capitol in Phoenix
Dennis Howerton holds a sign and cross to protest against state Medicaid transplant budget cuts outside the State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona March 5, 2011.The measure enacted by Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer seeks to trim Medicaid spending in the desert state, which projects a 2011 budget deficit of $763.6 million and a full-year 2012 budget deficit of $1.15 billion, and has denied potentially lifesaving transplants to nearly 100 people. Two people have since died. The tag on the cross reads: "Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) denied". REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS BUSINESS)