‘Tale of Two Exchanges’ — Why We Pay More for Health Insurance Than New Yorkers

WNYC | December 14, 2017 | Health Care
Premium rates have risen much more on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River

As the window closes on enrollment to buy health insurance on federal exchanges, healthcare advocates are disturbed the enrollment period has been chopped in half for states like New Jersey that are dependent on the federal exchange.

Unlike New Jersey, New York has its own exchange and people there still have several weeks to sign up for health insurance.

“It really is like a tale of two exchanges,” said Consumer Reports’ senior editor Donna Rosato, who noted that in New Jersey rates have gone up “much more than you’ve seen for the New York market.”

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