Healthcare Issues Drove Voters in November, Stand to Shape New Congress NJ Spotlight

November 29, 2018

Earlier in October, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, (D-NJ), another author of the law, pledged to continue battling to safeguard coverage and protection gains achieved through the ACA, while also striving to extend coverage to all New Jerseyans. As of 2017, 8.7 percent of the state’s residents lacked health insurance, down from nearly 14 percent in 2013, before the federal law took effect, according to research by Rutgers professor Joel Cantor, the founder and director of the university’s Center for State Health Policy.

Full coverage in New Jersey “is still a mission which we have not fully achieved yet. It is a mission we are going to continue to fight,” Menendez said at an event with Pallone, and U.S. Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman and Donald Payne Jr., (both D-NJ), to mark the opening of the new enrollment season for commercial plans associated with the Obamacare marketplace.

NJSpotlight.com, November 29, 2018

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