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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorses Medicaid expansion

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Gov. Chris Christie will announce support for Medicaid expansion in New Jersey when he unveils his budget to legislators this afternoon. Christie will be the eighth Republican governor to come out for expansion. Christie has been a sharp critic of the healthcare law but is yet another Republican to decide the deal is simply too good to pass up. More details to come once he makes his announcement...

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