Changes To Family Care Effective Immediately Under Christie’s New Budget

jersey carToday is the first day of life in New Jersey under Gov. Chris Christie’s new budget. Changes are effective immediately for FamilyCare, the low-cost managed care insurance program for working poor families, and the state’s smoking cessation programs. FamilyCare:  Premiums will rise for 20,000 parents: Monthly costs for one parent will go from $34 to $42.50, and $63.75 per month, rather than $48 per month for a couple. Families affected earn between 1- 1/2 to two times the poverty rates, or $44,100 for a family of four. SAVES: $1.1 million.  Full story in Star Ledger.

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  1. i’ve been enrolled in this program for several years now, and yes my premiums have just gone up too.
    i believe this is a very simple, no-brainer as we are already getting this very decent coverage for almost nothing. i’m more than happy to do my part and pay the twenty dollars or so more to help out with this financial disaster relief! good luck mr. christie and thanks from a fellow nj citizen.

  2. Big deal the price when up ten bucks it should go up even more. We need to save money this state is broke and everyone knows it and they got to cut the taxes its crazy. Thank you Governor Christie that’s why I voted for you, keep it up.

  3. Keep at it Gov. Cristie – the next step should make people work for their programs. You have to prove that you work to get these programs. Enough of the free ride. Giuliani did this in NYC – you can’t just say you don’t have enough money. Just show that you try your best working at least 6 hours a day. and if you still don’t make enough the government will help you out.

  4. you are wrong in nyc even if your single and able to work but you dont work you can still get family care which includes dentists which nj doesnt have so ny is actually much better the only thing guilianny did was regarding welfare which now in the whole us you have to work for it

  5. I am paying a singlecoverage Horizo PPO & it went up a lot more than $20.00 a month more like $80.00 per month, my Co-pay is also higher.The only thing that is lower is may salary & bonus.

  6. i just got kicked off in january because they claimed i was over the income limit. does this new plan change the income limits?? anyone know if they are putting people back on that were kicked off?

  7. Why are they taking off orthodontics? How can I afford to pay for braces when I am not even making enough for health insurance. Up until now I was pretty happy with Family Care. How am I going to be able to pay $5000 for one child to get braces?

  8. I really hope no one complains about their premiums going up from $48 to $65… I am not fortunate enough to qualify and have to pay $800 a month for family coverage, PLUS i have a $5000 deductible. Be grateful for what you have!!

  9. excuse me but some of us do not qualify for Jersey Care simply for not having US citizenship! We need to pay HUGE premiums and copays. I wouldn’t mind a 65 premium…

  10. I am paying over $600 bucks a month just for a couple plan./ with a hospital deductible too of at least $2,000. …. so I wouldnt complain if I got it for free. Regular insurances went skyrocketing. A regular family plan is over a thousand dollars.

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