Category: Medicaid

Prison Inmates Are Getting Millions In Improper Medicare Benefits

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) officials paid nearly $35 million in benefits to prison inmates in 2013 and 2014, a pattern that will likely continue, according to a new Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (IG) Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More

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 ________

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Christie pitches raising Social Security retirement age to 69, instituting means testing

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Seeking to steal the limelight from Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton, Save Jerseyans, Chris Christie will deliver a promised entitlement reform speech Tuesday morning at the beginning of a multi-day swing through the Read More