NJ Spotlight’s Roundtable Series continues with this program on Health Insurance Exchanges, recorded July 13, 2012 at Montclair State University.
The Affordable Care Act holds the possibility of transforming healthcare in New Jersey — ultimately insuring 500,000 New Jerseyans who are currently without coverage.
But it’s not going to happen automatically — far from it.
The first step is creating a health insurance exchange, which will allow individuals and small businesses to buy coverage online. This may take some doing, since Gov. Chris Christie has already vetoed a bill establishing the first New Jersey health insurance exchange.
That leaves everything to be determined: The best purchasing model for New Jersey’s pioneering health exchange; how the governing board should be populated; how the exchange should be funded, both as a start up and ongoing; and more . . .
You can watch the panel discussion in the three chapter-length videos below, or purchase a DVD of the complete program in our eCommerce store.
Moderator: Lee Keough, Managing Editor, NJ Spotlight
Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, Health and Human Services Committee
Joel C. Cantor, director, Center for State Health Policy, professor of public policy, Rutgers University
Jeff Brown, Coordinator of Policy Advocacy & Communications, Citizen Action
Neil Eicher, Deputy Director, Policy, New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA)
Ward Sanders, President, New Jersey Association of Health Plans