The Institute's Center for State Health Policy, in collaboration with the NJ Department of Human Services, received a one-year grant totaling $982,075 to develop plans to provide affordable health insurance for the state's uninsured citizens.
New Jersey is among 11 newly funded states and the Virgin Islands that will be funded under this initiative by the HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration. Under the state planning grants program, state agencies conduct studies identifying characteristics of their uninsured citizens – who are uninsured and why. These data are used to determine the most effective ways of providing their citizens high-quality, affordable health insurance.
interim report with recommendations from the 20 current state grantees is now available.