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This week in what can be seen as tide of republican governors changing their views on the expansion provision of Obamacare, two more republican governors have joined the ranks of republican governors who have chosen to partake in the Medicaid Expansion provision of Obamacare.

medicaid expansion new jerseyNew Jersey republican Governor Chris Christie in a speech during his state budget address confirmed he would be expanding Medicaid eligibility in the state of New Jersey. Christie made sure to express his displeasure with Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act

According to the text of Christie’s speech “After considerable discussion and research, I have decided to participate in Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. While we already have one of the most expansive and generous Medicaid programs in the nation, including the second highest eligibility rate for children, we have an opportunity to ensure that an even greater number of New Jerseyans who are at or near the poverty line will have access to critical health services beginning in January of 2014,” Christie said.

How many adults to participate in Medicaid Expansion?

When New Jersey establishes the Medicaid Expansion program, there will be an estimated be 291,000 who will be eligible and may participate in the Medicaid Expansion program by 2022.

How much will it cost New Jersey to partake in the Medicaid Expansion program?

It is estimated that New Jersey will spend a minimal amount to insure these individuals; they have the possibility of saving $ 14 Billion through Medicaid expansion as the federal government will cover 100% of the cost of the additional enrollees. Thus causing the state of New Jersey to spend just 1.5 Billion dollars more than what New Jersey  would spend without Medicaid Expansion within that same time frame.

State Centers for Medicaid

Need Application Forms, or information on your states Medicaid Application guideline. Please visit our State Centers for Medicaid Page with links to Applications, and Contact information for specific states.


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  1. Ajay Jain March 31, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Hello Friends,

    Governor Rick Perry millions of under-privileged poor Texans who do not have any Health Coverage will be covered under The Affordable Care ACT (ACA) expansion of MEDICAID!

    My Physician wife's practice is partly dependent on MEDICAID and its viability. Please allow the expansion of MEDICAID to occur in Texas under The Affordable Care ACT.

    Believe it or not IT IS A FACT: If states choose to expand Medicaid, the federal government will cover 100 percent of the costs from 2014 to 2016. The feds' contribution will begin to decrease in 2017, but will never be less than 90 percent, under the ACA.

    That's why I created a petition to Governor Rick Perry, Texas Governor, The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Rick Perry, which says:

    "Please ACCEPT the FREE EXPANSION of MEDICAID under The Affordable Care ACT."

    Will you sign this petition? Click here:


    Ajay Jain
    Twitter Handle ajain31.
    Mobile: 214-207-9781


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