New Jersey

  • Exchanges: CMS will run a federally-facilitated exchange in New Jersey.
  • Medicaid Expansion: New Jersey supports Medicaid expansion and is moving forward with it at this time.
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment: New Jersey currently has 228,717 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 16% of all Medicare beneficiaries.

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NEWS OF NOTE
» New Jersey Herald – Christie Disappointed by Ruling
» Statement from Governor Chris Christie Regarding Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act (press release)
» New York Times – Christie Vetoes Health Insurance Exchange
» Herald News – State Health Insurance Exchange OK’d

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Jonathan Cohn: How NJ’s Reform Experiment “Failed Pretty Miserably”

Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at The New Republic, examines the history of New Jersey’s efforts to enact guarantee issue and community rating without mandate. Cohn explains that New Jersey’s experiment “…failed pretty miserably.” Cohn’s article in Kaiser Health News takes a very long look at what happened in New Jersey and what lessons could be learned. Continue reading

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