Christie Administration Touts Medicaid Expansion in JC
By Monica Miller, WBGO News
Jersey City. March 4, 2013
The Christie Administration is taking its show on the road to promote the benefits the Garden State will get with the Medicaid expansion.
After Governor Chris Christie announced his decision to expand Medicaid during last week’s budget address, he and members of his administration visited patients and healthcare providers at the Metropolitan Family Health Network in Jersey City.
The state’s Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez says centers like this that offer everything under one roof like dentistry and pre-natal care will receive $50 million in state funding.
“With Medicaid expansion that will provide for so many uninsured residents an enormous sense of relief that their sore throat or their flu symptoms don’t need to go untreated and they can go to a doctor, the doctors here, and get what they need and not have to miss work.”
Christie became the eighth Republican governor to expand Medicaid as a part of the Affordable Care Act which is expected to insure roughly 300,000 more residents.