Continued Questions on Christie Medicaid Plan ‘Extremely Concerning’

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From: “Hester, Tom”
Date: Apr 4, 2012 2:13:10 PM
Subject: Prieto: Continued Questions on Christie Medicaid Plan ‘Extremely Concerning’

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Assemblyman Prieto

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April 4, 2012

Assemblyman Vincent Prieto

Budget Committee Chairman

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Prieto: Continued Questions on Christie Medicaid Plan ‘Extremely Concerning’


(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Wednesday on continued questions surrounding the Christie administration’s still-unapproved plan to revise the Medicaid health care program for low-income New Jerseyans:


“It’s extremely concerning that the Christie administration is still unable – with just three months left in this fiscal year – to explain in complete detail its plan to revise this health care program vital for so many New Jerseyans.

“We know the full $300 million in savings isn’t going to be realized, and the committee was previously told the loss of the waiver savings wasn’t going to be a problem because other savings would be identified.

“Yet, budget documentation lists $206.7 million in supplemental spending to cover the waiver losses. 

“That’s not identifying other savings. 

“That’s simply requesting more money.

“It’s long past time for the Christie administration to get a better grasp of this situation and provide taxpayers assurances the budget won’t be adversely impacted and that key health care programs will be maintained.”;


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