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To clear up remaining questions.

Here is what this voter is looking for by way of explanation about this plan.  None of Matt's links explain this.

Adding 776k people for $15 million amounts to $19 per person.  The actual cost of the benefits must surely cost more than that.  So what I'd like to see is how this coverage will actually be paid for in dollar terms.

Something like:

adding people will cost this - X
We'll save with effiency initivites this -Y
The Feds will pay - Z
We'll make private insurance pay -W
Total cost: $15 million.

What is so hard about this question if it a serious proposal which can claim a final cost of $15million then surely there exists the math to back it up, no?

by Right of Center on June 03 at 1:20 PM EST

your assumptions are all wrong

A lot of these programs, such as Family Care require individuals to pay, not just the state.  This isn't about the state providing care directly, it's about us making sure everyone has access to care.

In terms of Family Care, the Federal government will pay 65% of the costs, and the state will pick up 35% of the costs via Federal waivers.  This is similar to a working plan in Missouri.

You would also have to add in money saved for people given care, as Curtis did.

This year the state provided hospitals $582 million for "charity care" to cover uncompensated care (and that only met part of their expenses).  And, experts estimate that additionally, 7% of every premium dollar paid by those who are insured, goes toward uncompensated care.

by Matt Stoller on June 03 at 1:25 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Tell me how.

The cost of per person to the state of new jersey in the Budget FY 2006 for FmailyCare is $3877 per person.  Times 200k is 775 million.

by Right of Center on June 03 at 1:31 PM EST
[ Parent ]

582 < 775!

by Right of Center on June 03 at 1:48 PM EST
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