President Joseph Biden extended the enrollment period for New Jersey’s state-run health exchange, which was to expire Jan. 31, through May 15.
This is the first year in which New Jersey has run its own exchange to provide health coverage for its residents. Prior to the 2021 coverage year, and since the Affordable Care Act became law, New Jerseyans relied on the federal exchange.
“President Biden and Governor Murphy did what President Trump should have done nearly a year ago but was too callous and unwilling to do as the pandemic raged on and hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their lives to Covid-19,” said U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), one of the co-authors of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy. “No one should be without access to quality, affordable health care in the middle of a public health crisis. It’s a matter of life and death. By reopening the ACA exchanges, individuals and families can get the coverage they need to see a doctor, get underlying health conditions under control, and get tested, treated and vaccinated for COVID-19 without the fear of going bankrupt. It’s the humane and right thing to do.”
The growing pandemic that has already claimed nearly 430,000 lives.
For New Jerseyans looking to enroll on the state’s health exchange, go to Get Covered NJ at nj.gov/getcoverednj.