Real Implications of Affordability — It’s Not Just Political Rhetoric

The policy and political debates swirling around us have real implications for people in New Jersey. Perhaps the most talked about theme in our gubernatorial debates has been affordability — how do we make New Jersey a more affordable place to live? On the national stage, policymakers are debating taxes and the future of affordable healthcare.

New findings from a New Jersey poll from the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy underscores the importance of these themes. We asked a scientific sample of 1,202 adults in the state how much stress they had experienced in the prior month.

Joel C. Cantor is the director of the Center for State Health Policy and distinguished professor of public policy at Rutgers University.

NJSpotlight.com, October 24, 2017