Health Care

More Good Health News For New Jerseyans: A Historic Drop In the Uninsured

May 27th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Just 13.2 percent of New Jerseyans were without health insurance in early March, down from 21.2 percent in September 2013. If the trend continues at this pace, New Jersey will have its smallest share of uninsured residents since 1990 later this year.


NJPP Statement on New Affordable Care Act Enrollment Data

May 1st, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

In all, a total of 264,000 New Jerseyans selected Marketplace plans and enrolled in NJ FamilyCare compared to the total enrollment goal of 185,000. New Jersey is on the fast track to reduce the number of residents without health insurance – and that will benefit everyone.


The Governor’s Budget Falls Short on Medicaid

March 6th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

There’s certainly some good news in the governor’s budget when it comes to Medicaid, but it unfortunately does not address a major problem that could be avoided.


New Jersey Enrollment Goals for NJ FamilyCare and Health Insurance Marketplace Plans

March 5th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

What does ‘success’ look like for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in New Jersey? Today, New Jersey Policy Perspective, in cooperation with the Rutgers Center on State Health Policy quantified the answer to this question by announcing detailed goals for ACA enrollment, which are being supported by a grassroots campaign organized by the NJ for Health Care Coalition.


NJPP Statement on State’s Request on $7.6 Million Health Care Grant

February 20th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

New Jersey’s request to the federal government regarding potential uses of a $7.6 million federal planning grant is disingenuous at best and ignores the real needs of the 900,000 New Jerseyans who lack health insurance.


NJPP Testimony: New Jersey Should Seize ACA Opportunity & Tap Federal Funds for Outreach

February 6th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

The Affordable Care Act presents a great opportunity – but it is only an opportunity; without adequate outreach the real promise of this legislation will not be achieved.


The $7.6 Million Question: Will New Jersey Leave Thousands Without Health Insurance in the Dark?

February 5th, 2014 by Raymond J Castro | 3 Comments

The $7.6 Million Question: Will New Jersey Leave Thousands Without Health Insurance in the Dark?

The clock is ticking: New Jersey will forfeit $7.6 million in federal funds if the Christie administration misses a February 20 deadline to submit a plan to help thousands of New Jerseyans who lack health insurance get the quality, affordable care that is available to them.


NJPP’s Raymond Castro Discusses Health Care Reform on NJTV

January 3rd, 2014 by Jon Whiten | 2 Comments

NJPP senior policy analyst Raymond Castro busted a major myth being spread about health care reform in a Wednesday segment on NJTV News with Mike Schneider. After a representative from a business lobby group suggested that health care reform could lead many employers to stop offering health insurance for their employees, Castro set the record straight.


Video: NJPP’s Raymond Castro Discusses Importance of Health Care Reform on ‘NJTV News’

December 6th, 2013 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

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.


The Sky Isn’t Falling: New Jersey Consumers With Substandard Health Plans Have Choices (And the State Can Help)

December 4th, 2013 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

State officials and insurers are facing important policy choices regarding substandard health plans that will impact the availability of comprehensive health care that is affordable to as many New Jerseyans as possible, according to a new Issue Brief released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective.



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