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Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey President Calls Murphy Administration’s Agreement with State Unions a ,”step in the right direction to cut costs”

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Paramus NJ,  Anthony Russo, President of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) released a statement on the agreement reached on healthcare benefits between the Murphy Administration and labor groups.

“The Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey applauds Gov. Murphy and his administration for taking a step in the right direction to cut costs while maintaining high-quality healthcare for public employees in New Jersey. The agreement reached today between labor groups and the state will save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years yet will still provide public employees and retirees quality medical care while improving the delivery of healthcare for those enrolled in the benefits program. This type of effective, smart cost-cutting is what New Jersey needs to grow its economy.”

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AFP-NJ: It Exists Therefore It’s Taxed

July 2, 2018
by AFP-NJ: It Exists Therefore It’s Taxed

Trenton NJ,  Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey (AFP-NJ) responded to the New Jersey state budget, which the legislature passed and the governor signed on Sunday. The $37.4 billion state budget increased income taxes as well as corporate taxes. AFP-NJ opposed the measure.

AFP-NJ State Director Erica Jedynak issued the following statement:

“The way New Jersey lawmakers tax everything you’d think they’re purposefully trying to drive everyone out so they can keep the state to themselves. According to Sen. Sweeney and Gov. Murphy, the only thing better than a tax on one thing is a tax on two. But the higher income and corporate taxes will only exacerbate the Garden State’s already troubling outmigration problem and increase the tax burden on an ever-shrinking population. How long before New Jersey lawmakers start taxing folks in New York or Pennsylvania?

“That some lawmakers refuse to acknowledge that New Jersey has a spending problem, not a revenue problem, is outrageous. Our elected officials need to recognize that spending on wasteful programs such as corporate welfare is a core driver of increased taxes, which in turn make it harder to live, work, and raise a family in the Garden State.”

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GOV. MURPHY SIGNING NJ INDIVIDUAL MANDATE LEGISLATION INTO LAW, MURPHYCARE

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May 30, 2018

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy signs NJ individual mandate healthcare legislation raising taxes once again and offering nothing in return . New Jersey already has a very high cost healthcare system and pushing statewide the failed Obamacare agenda is nothing short of a total disaster.

78% of New Jersey households hit by the Obamacare mandate tax make less than $50,000 per year.

According to the IRS, the Obamacare mandate tax hit 188,570 New Jersey families and individuals in the most recent year of available data. 146,910 of these taxpayers made less than $50,000 per year – 78 percent of those impacted by the mandate.
38% of New Jersey households hit by the Obamacare mandate tax make less than $25,000 per year. That’s 70,830 New Jersey households.
New Jersey households paid a total of $93,342,000 in Obamacare individual mandate taxes in the most recent year of available data.

MURPHYCARE is here,  in November 2017, Better Choices, Better Care NJ released a 15-point plan to improve health care in the state of New Jersey.  The plan lays out why these issues were selected, how leaving them unresolved negatively impacts New Jerseyans and what specific remedies are needed to fix them.  The report can be viewed at: “Moving New Jersey To Affordable, Quality Health Care.”

Among the issues laid out in the plan to help reduce costs are: having the state create its own individual mandate, so that premiums do not skyrocket as low-risk individuals leave the market; moving behavioral health aspects of Medicaid from a fee-for-service to a patient centered care model; moving behavioral health and substance use disorder services to the Medicaid Managed Care Program; and having transparency guidelines across all sectors and facets of health care, especially when it comes to consumer pricing.

This all sounds great till the bill comes, high bills ,less choices ,more mandates , time to move .