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Christie: New Jersey to Cash in on ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion

Pat Powers likes Chris Christie. He drove to Sioux City (granted, on Dan Lederman's dime) to shake the New Jersey governor's hand last September (and you must really like a guy to drive to Sioux City for him). He exulted over Gov. Christie's speech to the GOP national convention, calling it "Reaganesque" and "Very inspirational and values oriented about the direction our country needs to take."

I await Mr. Powers's acknowledgement of Governor Christie's statement this week that the direction our country needs to take is to accept ObamaCare as the beneficial law of the land:

Although Christie emphasized he is "no fan of the Affordable Care Act," he said the move was "the smart thing to do for our fiscal and public health."

The decision by Christie — one of the better-known Republican governors to accept the program — is expected to save the state $227 million a year by enrolling 104,000 low-income people into the government health care program, beginning in January, he said.

"Accepting these federal resources will provide health insurance to tens of thousands of low-income New Jerseyans, help keep our hospitals financially healthy and actually save New Jersey taxpayers money," Christie said in his annual budget address in Trenton [Susan K. Livio, "Christie's Medicaid Decision Draws Praise Across N.J.," New Jersey Star-Ledger, 2013.02.27].

Brewer, Kasich, Scott, now Christie: how much longer can Dennis Daugaard hold out against the clear good ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion will do for South Dakota?


  1. Rick 2013.03.01

    Daugooder is too stubborn to change his mind.

  2. Douglas Wiken 2013.03.01

    Dudley Daugaard is apparently both ignorant and arrogant-- a peculiarly virulent, dangerous affliction.

    Nome is also making news of the worst kind.

  3. larry kurtz 2013.03.18

    Just tweeted by Senator Johnson: "Health Center grantees in South Dakota have received $10,199,201 under the Affordable Care Act to support ongoing health center operations and to establish new health center sites, expand services, and/or support major capital improvement projects."

  4. Dana P. 2013.03.27

    Gov Haslam from the great state of Tennessee, is set to make an announcement today if he is going to go with Medicaid expansion.

    Tick, tock, tick, tock

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