NJ Senate Panel Approves Medicaid Expansion

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 8:35 PM ET) -- A New Jersey Senate committee on Thursday approved a bill to expand the state’s Medicaid eligibility, as state lawmakers begin formalizing the expansion of the federal health coverage program following Gov. Chris Christie’s reluctant acceptance of funding under the Affordable Care Act.

The state Senate’s Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted to advance S. 2644, which will expand eligibility requirements for Medicaid in order to allow an estimated 234,000 New Jerseyans to gain health coverage, a move the bill’s sponsors say will save the...
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