Following reports that the insurer Oscar is dropping out of New Jersey’s Affordable Care Act Marketplace next year, NJTV News took a look at the insurance landscape in the Garden State last night. NJPP’s Ray Castro told the station that this should be a “wake-up call” and that “we need to improve insurance conditions in New Jersey.”
He added that lawmakers should consider reforms that could clamp down on out-of-network billing and other issues that inflate costs.
“I think that we do need to lower the premium costs, and there are ways we can do that across federal and state levels,” Castro said. “I think there’s a solution to this problem.”