ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion On Tap June 3 In Trenton (Updated)
UPDATE: The Medicaid expansion bill was held back yesterday (June 3) by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee after AFP showed up to testify against the legislation. AFP will keep you posted when this bill comes back up for a vote. The Assembly has yet to take up the legislation in committee.
The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee will be voting Monday, June 3 on whether to expand Medicaid eligibility under ObamaCare (Bill S2644)
The committee will consider the cost ramifications for the bill for New Jersey, which are expected to be around $1.5 billion over the next ten years. Furthermore, federal Medicaid spending will also increase more than $400 billion over the next decade, adding to the nation’s already burdensome $16 trillion debt, as HHS picks up most of the cost in the first few years of the expansion. (Click here for more information on the Medicaid expansion)
AFP urges activists and opponents of the federal health care takeover to make their voices heard on this important issue. The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee will convene in the State House Annex, Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, at 1:30pm on Monday.