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Medicaid fraud amnesty program in wake of Lakewood arrests starts Tuesday

A 90-day state pilot program that allows Ocean County residents who either purposely or inadvertently received unwarranted Medicaid benefits a chance to withdraw from the program and avoid criminal prosecution starts on Tuesday. The program, launched by the Office of the State Comptroller, comes in the wake of 26 arrests in Lakewood on fraud charges. […]

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Telling It Straight: Shame On These Cowards!

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Let’s tell it like it is. The entrenched Republicans in the U. S. Senate are in the process of making fools of themselves. And the biggest culprits are the Futile Four who sank the latest effort to replace and replace Obamacare: Whiny Susan Collins, Picky Rand Paul, […]

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FACT CHECK: Does The Trump Budget Gut Medicaid?

Last week the White House released a federal budget that, among other changes, would reduce projected Medicaid spending by $610 billion across 10 years. The proposed reduction has received a lot of negative press. Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez, claims the budget “absolutely dismantles Medicaid.” The New York Times reports that the […]


States Scramble To Expand Obamacare After GOP Flop

States are toying with the idea of expanding Medicaid programs under Obamacare, after President Donald Trump and Republican leadership failed to pass health care reform last Friday. Former President Barack Obama’s health care legislation was essentially a giant expansion of Medicaid – the federal-state health care program for poor and disabled Americans. Obamacare provided low-income […]



Feds Catch 1,564 Fraudsters Who Stole $1.9 Billion From Medicaid

Nearly 1,600 fraudsters were caught stealing $1.9 billion from Medicaid in 2016, a government watchdog reported Monday. State-run Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) investigated and prosecuted the criminals defrauding Medicaid. The Department of Health and Human Development’s Inspector General (IG) – who reported the findings and often assists on cases – awards grants to each […]


Mnuchin: Zero Cuts To Entitlements In New Budget

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin promised Sunday that President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal will not include cuts to major entitlement programs, like Social Security and Medicare. If Mnuchin’s comments are correct, the president would be making good on his campaign promise to not make cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The president is expected […]


Shut up, Frank. You’re an idiot.

I try to remain civil about these things, Save Jerseyans, and avoid direct name-calling whenever possible, but when a career politician would prefer to keep lying to the people — and hurting consumers — in order to protect his legacy, even a lovable cheermeister like yours truly loses his patience. Especially when said shameless career […]

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Even as premiums rise, N.J. declares controversial Medicaid expansion a success

One of Governor Chris Christie’s least popular decisions with Republican and conservative circles was his February 2013 decision to accept a federal Medicaid expansion. “This ‘cost shifting’ contributed to increases in the costs of employer and individual health insurance plans. As private health insurance became prohibitively expensive for many Americans, more became uninsured or covered […]


Sorry, Pallone: Obamacare is NOT what’s driving falling uninsured rates

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie assented to a Medicaid expansion back in February 2013, Save Jerseyans, one of the first issues that drove a wedge between the then-prospective GOP presidential candidate and national Republican voters. And guess what? For 2015, new data shows uninsured rates have fallen to 9.1% nationally […]

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Christie pledged to “hug” third rail on Fox News Sunday

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s a risky plan that’s part of a larger risky strategy, Save Jerseyans, but he’s sticking to it. The latest news nuggets, including a lot more, from Sunday morning TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3goZGZP50O8 ________

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Christie vetoes abortion industry stimulus package on eve of campaign launch

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog His changes to New Jersey’s gun law permitting process are getting the most attention this morning, Save Jerseyans, as first reported here at Save Jersey, but Governor Chris Christie also issued absolute vetoes of a handful of bills on the eve of his presidential campaign launch, ones that send a […]

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VIDEO: Dr. Eck’ TED Talk reminds us how we missed out (big time) by picking BWC

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog NJ-12 voters had two options in 2014, Save Jerseyans. They ultimately chose, by a strong margin, a lady who spends half of her time pursuing legislation designed to help her felon kids. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) will be ill-quipped to help solve the Obamacare subsidy disaster which could […]

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Christie planning three more spring policy speeches

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie’s entitlement reform address is only part one of a four roll-out of sorts, Save Jerseyans, something he revealed Tuesday on the Hugh Hewitt Program. “Well, Hugh, let me tell you this. I’m going to come forward in the next two months with four major […]

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POLL: Are you a fan of Governor Christie’s entitlement reform plan?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Lagging badly in the early polls, Governor Chris Christie tried to leapfrog the Republican competition on Tuesday morning by pitching a bold federal entitlement reform proposal and, in so doing, putting himself on a potential collision course with Hillary Clinton. The ultimate question: will it matter worth […]

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