The U.S. Supreme Court’s sweeping endorsement of President Obama’s health care plan Thursday ensured that New Jerseyans will continue to benefit from many consumer protections in the law, and puts a series of critical decisions before Governor Christie and the state Legislature that will help determine whether more than 850,000 uninsured residents can get insurance they can afford.
An estimated 873,200 of the state’s uninsured – which includes more than 120,000 in Bergen County and 91,000 in Passaic County — stand to gain coverage over the next decade, according to NJPP data cited by the Record.
Bonus: The Record used NJPP data to create its own graphics to accompany the story.
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