Research Report Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in New Jersey
Randall R. Bovbjerg, Frank C. Ullman
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In recent years, New Jersey has substantially expanded its role in health financing. Public coverage has increased, especially for low- and moderate-income children, and so has public oversight of private coverage. This is a marked shift from the prior era of active public retrenchment and downsizing. During the early to mid-1990s, the state had been implementing hospital deregulation, major reductions in support for hospital uncompensated care, cuts in hospital and nursing home rates, and mandatory Medicaid managed care for cash-assistance beneficiaries. Such downsizing had been prompted both by economic downturn and a shift in political philosophy as Republicans assumed control of the governorship and both houses of the legislature in the early 1990s.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health care laws and regulations