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Rule Change Could Lead to Savings, Dilemmas for Insurance Customers

November 26th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jerseyans who buy insurance on the federally operated health insurance marketplace could save money, but unwittingly risk losing access to their doctors, under a newly proposed federal regulation.


Insurers, Health Funds Target Out-of-Network Fees in Push to Curb Costs

November 26th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

In an effort to help consumers – and themselves — insurers are pushing New Jersey lawmakers to curb high medical bills from out-of-network doctors and hospitals.


Even ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Isn’t Worth That Much Money

November 26th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

I used to make Thursday nights at 8 o’clock must-see-tv to watch the CBS comedy, “The Big Bang Theory.” It’s the funniest show on television today and reminds me of the great comedies in my life time, like, “Cheers,” “Frasier,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “All in the Family,” among others.


Costly Savings

November 24th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey has given away millions of dollars in tax breaks to bring businesses and jobs to Camden. Yet the state failed to sustain the relatively minor expense of adequate security for public employees who work in the struggling city and serve the people who live there.


Christie Talking Points Won’t Include NJ Jobs

November 24th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

If Gov. Chris Christie decides to run for president, as most observers expect, it’s doubtful he will be talking much about New Jersey’s economy.


New Jersey Loses Jobs in October as it Prepares for Bond Sale

November 21st, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey’s economy showed more cracks on Thursday as the U.S. state with the second-lowest credit rating in the country reported 4,500 jobs lost in October and an upward tick in its unemployment rate.


Daily Number: 137,000

November 21st, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

New Jersey Policy Perspective’s Erika Nava estimates that about 137,000 of New Jersey’s estimated 525,000 undocumented residents will be affected by President Barack Obama’s announced executive action program on immigration.


N.J. Tax Incentives Have Exploded Beyond Control

November 19th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

When it comes to using tax incentives to lure jobs to our state, New Jersey is distinctive in two ways: one good and one bad.


N.J. Residents Can Avoid Health Care Hikes by Switching to New Carrier

November 19th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

The most popular types of coverage for New Jersey residents on HealthCare.gov, the marketplace created by the federal Affordable Care Act, will cost virtually the same in 2015 as they did this year — a remarkably flat line after years of unrelenting price hikes for those who buy their own health coverage.


Coalition Hopes to Increase Health Care Transparency Through Legislation

November 19th, 2014 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

As the New Jersey Legislature considers regulating “out-of-network” health care — the high, surprise medical bills that can result when patients get care from doctors and hospital who aren’t in their insurance plan network — several health care stakeholders Tuesday announced a new coalition to advocate for legislation giving consumers more information to navigate the health care marketplace.






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