Without a much-needed extension of federal emergency jobless benefits, 260,100 jobless New Jerseyans will be left in the lurch over the next 12 months.
A typical New Jersey couple with two young children spends about a quarter of their income on child care — and they have no easy way of determining the quality of that care, according to a report from a New Jersey child-advocacy group seeking several systemic reforms.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey won’t be renewing any of its current health insurance plans for individuals and small groups in 2014, as they were invited to by President Obama, citing tight deadlines and minimal benefits that would come from extending the plans.
NJPP senior policy analyst Raymond Castro appeared last night on NJTV News with Mike Schneider to discuss the importance of health care reform, New Jersey’ss actions on substandard health plans and how the state could take steps to ensure comprehensive health coverage is more affordable to all New Jerseyans.
New Jersey’s insurance commissioner testified Thursday before a state Senate committee that no insurers in the state have yet opted to continue selling plans that are slated to end because they do not comply with the Affordable Care Act.
New Jersey insurers weighing whether to extend health plans scheduled to expire next year face a tight timeframe and serious logistical hurdles in making those decisions.
Obamacare can be confusing — especially now that the president has told the states that it’s up to them to decide whether to let insurers continue to offer barebones plans that don’t meet the standards set by federal health reform.
The Christie administration’s failure to use $7.6 million in federal money to help explain Obamacare to New Jerseyans has left them confused about their options, a coalition of consumer groups said today.
The White House went on a public relations offensive this week after two months of damaging news about the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature health care plan.
Consumer advocates are saying the state should be doing more to help make health care truly affordable.