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Sheesh, the guy sits next to Michelle Obama at a fancy dinner and the next thing you know Chris Christie is singing the praises of Obamacare.
Gov. Chris Christie will expand the state's Medicaid program to cover 300,000 uninsured New Jersey residents, The Star-Ledger learned today.
The governor's new budget, which he plans to unveil at joint session of the Legislature this afternoon, also relies on state revenue growth of 4.9 percent and delays some property tax rebates for local taxpayers, according to three sources with knowledge of the budget plan who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
As for his decision to expand Medicaid, the Republican governor, a critic of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, could reap up to $300 million by expanding the state program in the coming budget year.
Before passage of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, people without children were not eligible unless they applied for welfare and earned no more than $140 a month. Allowing the expansion would reduce the burden on hospitals to treat uninsured patients, and the state, which partly reimburses those costs.
The revised Medicaid program would shift 100 percent of the costs to the federal government for these new enrollees for the first three years, then gradually taper it to 90 percent. The state could expect $1.7 billion a year to cover the costs.
Does Chris Christie have principles? Sure! And if you don't like those, he's got others.
Instead of a tax cut, we get more government spending! How's that for "conservative?"
They suckered him in with a promise of $300 million now. Which he desperately needs to plug his budget deficit. But, three years from now New Jersey's gonna need to come up with $1.7 billion just to keep this boondoggle afloat. Probably more actually, since nothing in Obamacare even comes close to restraining costs.
Yeah, that's fiscally prudent. If you're a
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