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Dem Govs Get it Done: After Taking Action to Make Health Care More Affordable, Gov. Murphy Announces Record-High Health Care Enrollment

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Following his efforts to make health care more accessible and affordable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that a record-high number of New Jerseyans have signed up for health care coverage.

So far, more than 324,000 New Jersey residents have signed up for health care — a 20 percent increase from last year. The record-breaking coverage comes after Gov. Murphy and President Biden implemented policy actions to expand financial help and to increase access to health care coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even with these record-breaking numbers, Gov. Murphy is still working to make sure all New Jerseyans have affordable health care coverage. Gov. Murphy also announced the launch of an “Expanded Access” initiative which allows for eligible state residents to enroll in free or nearly free health coverage.

Now, nine out of 10 residents enrolling through the state qualify for financial help to make the cost of quality health insurance more affordable, and the majority of people receiving financial help have access to a health plan at a cost of $10 a month or less.

“Thanks to Gov. Murphy’s actions to make coverage more affordable, more New Jerseyans have access to health care than ever before,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “Even with these record-breaking coverage numbers, Gov. Murphy hasn’t stopped fighting to lower costs for working families. He’s still working to increase health care affordability, and won’t stop until all New Jerseyans have access to quality, affordable coverage.”