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Affordable Care Act Less Affordable In New Jersey

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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The affordable care act will be more "affordable" in New York than in New Jersey.

That's according to a report released Wednesday from the Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows that a plan costing New Jersey's uninsured $382, will cost New Yorkers $319.

According to the report, on average, states with more plan choices will see lower rates.

But the cost of getting healthcare in New York and New Jersey is not primarily driven by the ACA, said Trudy Lieberman, a health journalist and professor of public health at Hunter College.

"What is really causing the price of insurance is how much it costs to get the services and the cost of services in both New York and in New Jersey and in many of the states is pretty high," said Lieberman.

To hear the complete interview with Trudy Lieberman click the audio link above.

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