These comments are filed on behalf of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey (UULMNJ), and address New Jersey’s Section 1115 Demonstration Comprehensive Waiver Application that was made available to the public on September 12, 2011.
The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey (UULMNJ) represents the Unitarian Universalists throughout the State of New Jersey. As a faith based community, we believe that access to affordable health care in New Jersey is a human necessity and that Medicaid is an important safety net at all times, especially in these troubling economic times. We believe that any Waiver Application should increase Medicaid recipients and increase coverage and benefits. We believe that recipients should not have any co-pays or out of pocket expenses.
As Unitarian Universalists, we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that we should act with justice, equity and compassion in all human relations, and that we must speak for those without a voice. We believe that we must act with compassion towards our most vulnerable residents, so that they may receive the care they need; a level of care that should be provided to everyone in a civil industrialized modern society….
Full text of comments submitted on January 30, 2012.