Study: Number of Adults Without Health Insurance Plummeting in New Jersey

May 27, 2014

A new study finds the number of uninsured adults in New Jersey plummeted as people signed up for the new federal health insurance exchange.

The Health Reform Monitoring System, which did polls across the country, found that 13 percent of New Jersey residents who are 18 to 64 years old lacked insurance in March. That’s down from 21 percent in September 2013 before signups for the exchange began.

The study, founded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Urban Institute, found New Jersey’s drop was in line with regional trends.

The figures do not include the full surge of sign-ups in March and April.

The federal government says 162,000 people in the state registered for the exchange. Medicaid rolls have also grown.

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  • June 2, 2014 at 12:40 pm
    Libby says:
    When you go from no healthcare to medicaid, I'd call that an improvement.
  • May 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm
    Original Bob says:
    Leslie: Time for a Stalin purge – get rid of the rich, educated and professionals? Time to nationalize to get free health care so we can be as prosperous as Cuba and experie... read more
  • May 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm
    Original Bob says:
    Thanks Comrad, On second thought I should get a prescription for medical brownies and lobby to get them covered under the prescription drug plan then my $4 will go farther.
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