Thousands of NJ Children Losing Coverage Due to Obamacare
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About 1,800 families in New Jersey received letters last week informing them their children would be losing their health coverage because the Affordable Care Act effectively eliminated a state program for low-income residents.
According to NJ.com, Obamacare’s new mandated requirements forced the closure of New Jersey’s low-cost children’s insurance coverage plan, FamilyCare Advantage. The plan, offered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, was designed for children whose parents make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to buy a policy on their own. It offered medical, dental, and vision coverage for just $144 a month.
“Without having that safety net, if an illness arises, we will probably take him to the ER,” Bob Miotla told NJ.com about the cancellation of his son’s policy, adding that it made him “extremely angry.”
The program, which was the first of its kind in the nation, was implemented six years ago and considered a model for other states looking for ways to provide affordable quality coverage for children, NJ.com reported.
But because it did not include a number of areas of coverage required under the new federal healthcare law, the program was deemed illegal and was terminated.
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