New Jersey’s public health board has said it will “not expand Medicaid” to all New Jersey residents in response to the Supreme Court ruling that said states must expand Medicaid.
The New Jersey Board of Public Health said on Thursday that it had received “more than 400” applications from residents of other states for coverage of birth control, birth control pills, condoms and breast pumps.
It is not clear when the decision will be made.
The board also said it would not expand the state’s Medicaid program to more than 50,000 New Jerseyans.
It is not the first time the board has delayed expanding Medicaid coverage to all of its residents.
It also issued a policy in January 2016 to expand coverage to those who could not get coverage through their state’s health insurance exchange.
The policy was controversial, however, because it was seen as forcing some people to purchase coverage they did not need.