New Jersey's governor Chris Christie became the 8th Republican governor to support expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. According to Politico, Christie said that “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 money for New Jersey taxpayers,” he said, estimating it would save state residents $227 million in the next fiscal year."
Meanwhile, Families USA and West Virginians for Affordable Health Care released a report earlier today that stated that expanding Medicaid coverage here would create more than 6,000 jobs.
WV Governor Tomblin will no doubt have to make some tough decisions while in office...but this is an easy one. I hope he makes that decision soon.