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To Christie, Medicaid Expansion Veto Keeps Options Open

Gov. Chris Christie is planning to expand Medicaid eligibility for low-income New Jersey residents, but he doesn't want the expansion to be backed up by state law.

To Christie, Medicaid Expansion Veto Keeps Options Open

Gov. Chris Christie is planning to expand Medicaid eligibility for low-income New Jersey residents, but he doesn’t want the expansion to be backed up by state law.

On Friday, Christie vetoed a bill (S-2644/A-4233) that would have made the expansion he announced in February permanent.

While he didn’t spell out why he vetoed the bill, he said when originally announcing the expansion that if the fiscal and public health benefits ever change “because of adverse actions by the Obama administration, I will end it as quickly as it started.”

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