Blue States Fight Dismantling of ACA

Despite attempts by the Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, blue states are fighting back to prop up the 2010 law.

New Jersey is nearly set to implement its own individual mandate for health care coverage after congress rolled back the requirement at the federal level. The New Jersey Health Insurance Market Preservation Act, passed last week, would require people without insurance to pay a fine of 2.5% of their household income, or $695 per adult and $357 per child.

The bill now goes to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk for signature.

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