For this story, the phrase, "cutting the fat" slices both ways.Safe to say, Sinema won't be running for Congress in a district that covers any part of Scottsdale, the elective surgery capital of Arizona, any time soon.
Start with State Representative Kyrsten Sinema, who says liposuction is among billions of dollars in yearly tax exemptions in Arizona.
Sinema argues taxing lipo could raise a couple million dollars a year, enough to pay for transplants.
"But I think liposuction is probably not one of those. If we had to close a loophole in order to pay for people like Mr. Felix to get his liver transplant, I think it's a fair thing to do," she said.
32-year-old Francisco Felix lost a chance at a liver transplant due to cuts in AHCCCS, Arizona's Medicaid agency .
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Kyrsten Sinema looking for ways to reinstate funding for lifesaving transplants
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