Senate and Assembly Pass Cover All Kids Legislation

Cover All Kids bill would expand access to NJ FamilyCare coverage to 80,000 uninsured children across New Jersey.

Published on Jun 24, 2021 in Health

Earlier today, the Senate and Assembly passed S3798 (A5805) to Cover All Kids with health insurance. The bill would make improvements to NJ FamilyCare by eliminating premiums and waiting periods, increasing outreach initiatives, and establishing new coverage options through a buy-in program. In response to the bill’s passage, New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) releases the following statement. 

Brittany Holom-Trundy, Senior Policy Analyst, NJPP:

“All kids in New Jersey deserve access to affordable, high-quality health coverage. This bill creates many opportunities to address the barriers keeping more than 80,000 children in the state uninsured. By expanding coverage, eliminating premiums, and increasing outreach, lawmakers are making an important investment in the state’s future and the long-term health of New Jersey families.

“We urge the Governor to sign this legislation soon and for the administration and health leaders to dedicate themselves to building the best health care system possible for all children in the Garden State.”

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