The NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series: Next Steps for New Jersey's Health Insurance Exchange
The Affordable Care Act holds the possibility of transforming healthcare in New Jersey -- ultimately insuring 500,000 New Jerseyans who are currently without coverage.
But it's not going to happen automatically -- far from it.
The first step is creating a health insurance exchange, which will allows individuals and small businesses to buy coverage online. This may take some doing, since Gov. Chris Christie has already vetoed a bill establishing the first New Jersey health insurance exchange.
That leaves everything to be determined: The best purchasing model for New Jersey's pioneering health exchange; how the governing board should be populated; how the exchange should be funded, both as a start up and ongoing; and more ...
Moderator: Lee Keough, Managing Editor, NJ Spotlight
Panelists: Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, Health and Human Services Committee; Joel C. Cantor, director, Center for State Health Policy, professor of public policy, Rutgers University; Jeff Brown, Coordinator of Policy Advocacy & Communications, Citizen Action; Neil Eicher, Deputy Director, Policy, New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA); Ward Sanders, President, New Jersey Association of Health Plans
DVDs of this NJ Spotlight Roundtable can be purchased here.