10 Dec: Whelan-Vitale Medicaid Bill Package Approved In Full Senate

TRENTON – A bill package sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan, a member of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, and Senator Joseph F. Vitale, the Chair of the Senate Health Committee, which would make various changes to the State’s Medicaid program to improve oversight of spending and increase funding for family planning was approved by the Senate today.

“New Jersey, like the rest of the nation, is in the midst of one of the most severe economic crises of our lifetime,” said Senator Whelan, D-Atlantic. “As a result, hard-hit families are turning to programs like Medicaid to help get them through. We have to make sure, in State government, that we do everything in our power to improve the accountability of programs and increase the federal return of tax dollars, to help the most economically disadvantaged in our society get through these difficult times.”