Rutgers Health Policy Expert Available to Discuss New Jersey Health Insurance Individual Mandate

A health policy expert at Rutgers School of Public Health is available to speak on New Jersey’s requirement that all New Jersey residents have health coverage or pay a penalty, which was passed in response to Congress’ decision to eliminate the penalty associated with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

“New Jersey is one of the few states in the U.S. to adopt an individual mandate for the purchase of health insurance, but it is one of several states that have taken steps to stabilize the ACA insurance market,” said Michael Gusmano, associate professor of health policy in the Rutgers University School of Public Health and a member of Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.


“Despite the decision by Congress to eliminate the penalty associated with the federal health insurance mandate, efforts by the Trump administration to sabotage the law, and ongoing legal challenges to the ACA, several states, including New Jersey, have adopted policies designed to strengthen and expand insurance coverage,” he continued. “The ongoing political fight over health reform illustrates the key role of state government in U.S. health policy.”

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