RWJF Statement on Expansion of Medicaid in New Jersey

    • February 26, 2013

The following is a statement from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, regarding today’s announcement from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:

"The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which has long been committed to improving the health of residents in its home state, applauds New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid in our state to residents earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. The Governor’s action will provide more than 300,000 New Jerseyans access to quality health care, and we hope will demonstrate to other states the value of expanding their own Medicaid programs."

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Catherine Arnst | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | media@rwjf.org | (609) 627-5702