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Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He previously reported for Governing magazine in Washington, D.C., and the Las Vegas Sun. His work has been recognized with a 2013 American Society of Business Publication Editors award for Best Feature Series and a 2010 Associated Press Society of Ohio award for Best Investigative Reporting. He can be reached at dylan@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Dylan

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said Wednesday that she opposed the congressional Republican effort to defund Obamacare, saying that it would be a blow to the state's budget.

“The bottom line is we need that money in our economy to save rural hospitals and jobs in the rural areas,” Brewer said, according to the Arizona Daily Star. “It’s all about jobs and getting back federal dollars that our taxpayers have paid to the federal government, to bring them home.”

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The federal Obamacare health insurance marketplace, which has endured a rough rollout, wasn't supposed to work like this. In fact, it wasn't supposed to exist at all.

But refusal by Repubican-controlled states to establish health care exchanges -- online marketplaces where the uninsured could shop for competitive insurance policies -- complicated things for the feds as they developed their own website and likely contributed to the problematic launch of HealthCare.gov.

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