Women protest against state Medicaid transplant budget cuts in Phoenix

 
Women protest against state Medicaid transplant budget cuts in Phoenix
Debbie Reed (L-R), Jane Doherty and Jennifer Reed protest against state Medicaid transplant budget cuts 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 tags on the crosses read: "Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) denied". REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS BUSINESS)