PHOENIX (AP) — It's almost a case of starting over for Gov. Jan Brewer as she weighs whether to ask legislators to provide government-paid health coverage to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income Arizonans.

A new Obama administration pronouncement eliminated a middle option that was seen as potentially palatable for Brewer and at least some cost-conscious majority Republican legislators.

The state's policymakers are now faced with what could be an all-or-nothing decision with big ramifications for the state treasury and people lacking health care coverage.

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