Opinion: Free or Reduced-Cost Health Insurance for a Limited Time Only

It may be tough to get much closer to universal health coverage in New Jersey, but targeted outreach can pay off

It’s open enrollment time again for Obamacare health plans, a good time to take stock of how New Jersey is doing covering the uninsured. In a previous column, I wrote that quick actions by the New Jersey Legislature and Murphy administration led to savings in premiums for this year’s plan offerings in healthcare.gov. While we are nowhere near declaring the problem of healthcare costs solved, it is nearly unheard of to see premiums actually fall, as they did this year.

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