There are about 1.3 million people in NJ without health insurance - people who forgo needed doctor visits, can not afford medicines, avoid surgery, receive short term help in emergency rooms, and die earlier than those insured. One would think that such a large group would have a significant voice in NJ's approach to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Alas!... no way. There is the Republican approach which is to "repeal and replace Obamacare" and the Democratic approach which is to implement a NJ health exchange with consumer friendly rules and participate in Medicaid expansion.
The Affordable Care Act expands health insurance to the millions of uninsured Americans by making it more affordable and regulating the abusive practices of health insurance companies. But conservatives have attacked it as governmen... Read Post
A new study shows that the Affordable Care Act has enabled ten million previously uninsured Americans to get health insurance. Ten million people. Using Gallup polling and HHS data, Harvard researchers estimate that the uninsured ra... Read Post