The Republican governor, who bucked many in his party to support the health law’s Medicaid expansion, says more than half a million state residents have gained coverage under the plan. In other news, Kentucky’s only Democratic member of Congress criticizes the governor’s plan to change the Medicaid expansion there, Idaho officials remain divided over efforts to expand the program, Oklahoma’s Medicaid director resigns after some turbulent years and Tennessee enrolls more children in its Medicaid dental coverage.
Christie Boasts N.J. Medicaid Expansion Success Under Obamacare
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday boasted the success of expanding the Medicaid program in the state, arguing the “naysayers” have been “proven wrong” and that 566,000 additional New Jerseyans have insurance coverage. It’s been three years since Christie announced he planned to buck his party and embrace President Obama’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. He was one of only a handful …
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