April 9th, 2013 by Raymond J Castro | 1 Comment
The fact that New Jersey will rely on a federal exchange to determine eligibility and the level of subsidized premiums to be paid under ACA does not relieve it of responsibility. It just means that it will receive minimal federal funding to discharge those responsibilities.
February 21st, 2013 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) more than 300,000 New Jersey residents who don’t have health insurance could have affordable health coverage starting next year, and the state economy would get average annual boost of about $1.7 billion – money that the federal government has set aside for New Jersey to provide this coverage. These benefits alone should persuade Governor Christie to accept available federal funds to expand Medicaid. However, there is another crucial reason to do so: immediate and major budget savings over the next decade.
February 13th, 2013 by Raymond J Castro | No Comments
Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would not only provide health coverage to 307,000 newly eligible low-income New Jerseyans, it would benefit the economy in all parts of the state and create many jobs. The Medicaid expansion would bring an estimated $15.4 billion to New Jersey from 2013 to 2022, an average of $1.7 billion a year. The economic potential would be equivalent to building the Meadowlands’ MetLife Stadium, a casino the size of The Borgata, or three large hospitals every year in New Jersey.
January 9th, 2013 by Raymond J Castro | 2 Comments
The New Jersey workers who would benefit from the expansion work in a range of industries, from restaurants and retail to construction and education. Expanding Medicaid would not only benefit these workers, it would provide an economic boost to some of the largest industries in New Jersey by creating a healthier and more competitive workforce. In fact, not expanding Medicaid would put the state at a distinct disadvantage since many businesses would be more likely to locate in other states that provide health coverage for their employees though the Medicaid expansion.
December 6th, 2012 by Raymond J Castro | 1 Comment
There is no question New Jersey needs to accept the Medicaid expansion – it would be a boon to the state’s uninsured, and it’s bottom line. For a quick rundown of the top nine reasons, check out our new fact sheet.
August 22nd, 2011 by Karen Lagerquist | No Comments
Save the date: September 14, 2011. Making a Health Insurance Exchange Work for New Jersey. Click to register today.
June 22nd, 2011 by NJPP Staff | No Comments
At a time when New Jerseyans are struggling to make ends meet, drastic cuts to state health care programs simply do not make sense. Not only will the cuts put uninsured
residents at risk, but they could also deny the state millions of dollars in federal matching funds. Browse through our special health care section below, which includes information on the federal Affordable Care Act, and feel free to share your thoughts on this important topic.