Senator Vitale Introduces FamilyCare Reforms

TRENTON – Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Assemblyman Robert Morgan, MD, announced today that they will make it a priority to reform New Jersey’s FamilyCare health insurance system in 2005, to increase participation and provide expanded coverage to New Jersey’s uninsured.

Senator Vitale on the sucesses of FamilyCare since its inception. OC – “…and their parents.” Senator Vitale on the sucesses of FamilyCare since its inception. OC – “…and their parents.” (1:09)

Senator Vitale on the cost of charity care and shifting the State’s health care investment to his plan Senator Vitale on the cost of limiting FamilyCare and the number of uninsured kids in State. OC – “…the maximum limit.” (0:32)

Senator Vitale on convening a workgroup to reform FamilyCare, and what they’ve learned. OC – “…their practices afloat.” Senator Vitale on convening a workgroup to reform FamilyCare, and what they’ve learned. OC – “…their practices afloat.” (1:18)

Senator Vitale on steps needed to be taken to provide universal health care access to children. OC – “…and North Carolina.” Senator Vitale on steps needed to be taken to provide universal health care access to children. OC – “…and North Carolina.” (0:29)

Senator Vitale on problems with the eligibility and enrollment process in FamilyCare. OC – “…been the result.” Senator Vitale on problems with the eligibility and enrollment process in FamilyCare. OC – “…been the result.” (0:36)

Senator Vitale on bringing parents back into the FamilyCare system. OC – “…part of our plan.” Senator Vitale on bringing parents back into the FamilyCare system. OC – “…part of our plan.” (0:39)

Senator Vitale on proposing “realistic and economically feasible” FamilyCare reforms. OC – “…for all New Jerseyans.” Senator Vitale on proposing “realistic and economically feasible” FamilyCare reforms. OC – “…for all New Jerseyans.” (0:48)

Senator Vitale on the role of Charity Care funding for hospitals in a reformed FamilyCare environment. OC – “…paid to facilities.” Senator Vitale on the role of Charity Care funding for hospitals in a reformed FamilyCare environment. OC – “…paid to facilities.” (1:49)

Senator Vitale on the goals of FamilyCare reform. OC – “…to get them there.” Senator Vitale on the goals of FamilyCare reform. OC – “…to get them there.” (0:34)

Senator Vitale with two anecdotes explaining why we should reform FamilyCare and the moral imperative to provide healthcare coverage to all of New Jersey’s families who can’t afford it. OC – “…suffering every day.” Senator Vitale with two anecdotes explaining why we should reform FamilyCare and the moral imperative to provide healthcare coverage to all of New Jersey’s families who can’t afford it. OC – “…suffering every day.” (4:51)