Chris Christie Thinks New Jersey Can’t Control Its Medicaid Program

Here is what Christie told the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin: “He is quick to respond ‘Medicaid’ when I ask him what area of federal entitlement reform would be the most helpful to the states. He argues that the states should not have to ‘ask ‘Mother, may I’ each time we want to make a small change.’ He says that while states have no control over the program, “we’re paying 50 percent of the cost.” He is emphatic that the states could provide services at less cost “if they’d [the feds] take the leash off” and allow states to manage their own services to the poor.” And here is why he’s wrong.