May 30, 2018
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
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 .