NJ Gov. Christie Vetoes Medicaid Expansion

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday vetoed legislation that sought to permanently expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, citing budget constraints for his refusal.

On Friday, Christie signed a $32.9 billion budget for the 2014 fiscal year, but the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, which would allow an estimated 234,000 New Jerseyans to receive health coverage, received Christie’s veto, as he said the bill is part of a cluster of eight pieces of legislation that would deplete the state’s fiscal resources....
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