NJPP’s Ray Castro on Protecting Medicaid

Half a million New Jerseyans are covered under the Medicaid expansion.

Published on Mar 25, 2017 in Health

As the push to repeal the Affordable Care Act began its final unraveling Friday, New Jersey Policy Perspective senior policy analyst Ray Castro was a featured panelist at a NJ Spotlight conference on health care in New Jersey – and NJTV was there to talk to him and others about the impact of the GOP’s plans.

“We’re concerned about block granting the entire Medicaid program,” Castro said. “We’re even more concerned that they want to accelerate the repeal of Medicaid expansion [which in] New Jersey would have such an impact – we have half a million people in our state. About 10 percent of all adults in New Jersey get their health care from the Medicaid expansion.”

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