New Pascrell Petition Available!
Help our folks in District 9 put pressure on Congressman Pascrell to endorse HR 1384. Download the petition at this link and get folks in District 9 to sign!
New Report on Potential Cost Saving under National Medicare for All Program
Economic Analysis of Medicare for All by Robert Pollin, James Heintz, Peter Arno, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, and Michael Ash
This study provides an economic analysis of the proposed measure introduced before the United States Senate in September 2017 by Senator Bernie Sanders (S.1804) the Medicare for All Act of 2017. It includes a range of issues that need to be examined seriously in considering any specific proposals for a single-payer health care system for the United States. Click here to see a copy of the report.
Health Care Savings for New Jersey
The State of New Jersey would save at least $2.5 billion per year—that’s 6.7% of its 2018–2019 budget of $37.4 billion.
- $2.2 billion on employee health benefits
- $0.3 billion on charity care and other health care costs not covered by federal funds
NJ’s unfunded post-retirement health benefits obligation would disappear—that’s $67 billion less debt. Local governments in New Jersey would realize similar savings, reducing the State aid they require.
- Jersey City would save $60 million/year
- Camden would save $20 million/year (70% of Camden’s budget comes from the State of NJ)
- Passaic County would save $50 million/year
NJUHC has a way to make Medicare for All a reality in New Jersey!
- We want ALL New Jersey residents to be covered by Medicare!
- Make “Medicare For All” a reality
- Don’t create a new health care plan
- Don’t rewrite Medicare
- Just take what we have, traditional Medicare, and make it THE one and only health care plan for New Jersey