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nonperson Donating Member (901 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 12:03 PM
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15. So the average tax break Christie gave millionaires is SIX TIMES HIGHER
Than the $5300 MAXIMUM EARNINGS Christie wants to impose on poor families to qualify for Medicaid!

Outrageous.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/proposed_chris...

Gov. Christie's proposed income limits would cut Medicaid for working poor

Published: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 6:15 AM Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 9:42 AM

By Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Burea

TRENTON Adults in a family of three that makes as little as $103 a week would earn too much to qualify for health care provided by Medicaid under a sharply curtailed program Gov. Chris Christie wants the federal government to approve this year, according to state officials and advocates briefed on the proposal.

...snip...

The state estimates that about 23,000 people in the coming fiscal year would be prevented from enrolling in Medicaid and New Jersey FamilyCare, a spinoff program for working poor who make slightly more than the Medicaid limits.

The Christie administration is expected to propose cutting the maximum income level of Medicaid from $24,645 to $5,317 a year for a family of three, said Ray Castro, senior analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective, a left-leaning think tank, who was briefed by administration officials. State officials confirmed the figure.

"That is about a third of the poverty level," Castro said. "That means that an uninsured parent working full time at a minimum-wage job wouldnt be eligible. A parent who works half-time for minimum wage wouldnt even qualify.


You've been forewarned, America.
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