Consumers a focus under New Jersey insurance proposal
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2, 2008
A New Jersey lawmaker wants to let residents shop outside New Jersey for health insurance, saying the proposal would let state residents secure healthcare coverage that best suits their needs and budgets. Opponents, however, say the move would risk consumer protections. An estimated 1.5 million New Jerseyans lack health insurance, or about 15% of state residents.