Health Care

New Jersey Consumers Suffer Defeat from Tabling of Landmark Health Bill

December 10th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

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.


Census Data: Affordable Care Act Helping New Jerseyans Obtain Health Coverage

September 16th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Census Data: Affordable Care Act Helping New Jerseyans Obtain Health Coverage

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.


Candidate Christie’s Medicaid Proposal: The Wrong Prescription for New Jersey

July 29th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Proposal would harm New Jersey’s budget, its low-income residents and its economy while reversing the progress the state has made in recent years thanks to the Medicaid expansion.


Governor’s Medicaid Proposal Would Shift Costs to New Jersey Taxpayers and Health Care Providers

July 29th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Governor’s Medicaid Proposal Would Shift Costs to New Jersey Taxpayers and Health Care Providers

A proposal by Gov. Christie to sharply limit federal health care funding under Medicaid would come at a great price to New Jersey’s taxpayers and hit the state’s economy hard with the loss of thousands of jobs.


SCOTUS Makes the Right Call for New Jersey Health Care Consumers

June 25th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

The Supreme Court was right to recognize that health reform provides tax credits to help consumers in all states be able to afford quality health coverage. Now it’s time for people on both sides of the aisle to accept that the law is working and take steps to improve and fully implement it.


What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Healthcare Could Mean for Your County

June 18th, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

As part of a new report released today on the soon-to-be-decided King v. Burwell case, NJPP’s Raymond Castro broke down the devastating effect a ruling in favor of King could have in every single New Jersey county.


Update: King v. Burwell Poses Huge Threat to New Jersey

June 18th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Update: King v. Burwell Poses Huge Threat to New Jersey

A case that will soon be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court could result in the loss of over a half billion dollars in federal tax credits that 172,000 New Jerseyans use to make health insurance affordable, a major increase in premiums for everyone in the individual insurance market and the loss of insurance for over 200,000 residents.


‘Out-of-Network’ Bill Could Help New Jersey Consumers with Health Care Costs

June 1st, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

This bill would begin to rein in excessive health care costs and provide some relief to consumers.


Op-Ed: 2016 Budget Should Reinvest Health Savings to Meet New Jersey’s Growing Needs

April 15th, 2015 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments

Op-Ed: 2016 Budget Should Reinvest Health Savings to Meet New Jersey's Growing Needs

In a state budget message filled with gloomy overtones, the proposed spending plan for health care and other services that help New Jerseyans make ends meet is a rare bright spot. But don’t be fooled.


Map: How Many New Jerseyans Could Lose Health Coverage if U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Tax Credits?

March 2nd, 2015 by Jon Whiten | No Comments

Map: How Many New Jerseyans Could Lose Health Coverage if U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Tax Credits?

The negative impact from King v. Burwell would transcend political party, with New Jerseyans in all Congressional Districts losing out big time.






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