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Taking the Pulse of Obamacare in NJ, Six Years On

The Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to thousands New Jerseyans, but can it remain affordable?

The premise and promise of the Affordable Care Act -- now commonly referred to as Obamacare -- was that it would bring health insurance to working-class and middle-class individuals and families who were priced out of the market for coverage.

It’s been almost six years since the ACA was ratified by Congress. In New Jersey, enrollment is up in places like Trenton and Newark, but ensuring affordability has been a real challenge.

Heather Howard, lecturer in Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, discusses how the Affordable Care Act has affected New Jersey residents and the healthcare industry -- one of the state’s largest business sectors.

Read the full story on WNYC Public Radio, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.

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