Statement of NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Raymond Castro on Gov. Christie’s Decision to Expand Medicaid
Despite opposition to the expansion from conservative factions of the national Republican party, Gov. Christie – much like he did in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy – has demonstrated the leadership and independence of a governor who is willing to place the interests of New Jerseyans above partisan politics by opting to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
His commendable decision is truly a win-win-win: it will improve the health of hundreds of thousands of struggling New Jerseyans, boost the state’s ailing economy as a result of the influx of billions of dollars in federal funds, and save the state billions of dollars over the next decade.
For details on how the Medicaid expansion will benefit New Jersey, check out NJPP’s archive of Castro’s recent reports and other materials.
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