The share of New Jerseyans without insurance is now 8.7 percent.
“We do need to lower the premium costs, and there are ways we can do that.”
Surprise out-of-network medical bills contribute to New Jersey’s health care affordability problem. It’s time for reform.
In its last scheduled meeting of the session, the Senate Commerce Committee tabled a landmark bill that would have prohibited surprise medical billing, reduced cost sharing and promoted much greater transparency.
The Affordable Care Act has been remarkably successful in increasing the number of New Jerseyans with health insurance, data from the U.S. Census Bureau released today shows.