Article on PoliticoPro - April 17, 2024: ‘Labor groups push for enforceable health care benchmarks’

A coalition of influential labor groups want to create a new board to set enforceable health care cost benchmarks in the state, according to a memo shared with POLITICO.

The proposal is from the New Jersey Coalition for Affordable Hospitals, which includes influential labor unions including the New Jersey Education Association, the Communications Workers of America, the Policemen’s Benevolent Association and 32BJ SEIU.

“The legislation would ... ensure that an independent cost containment Board has the ability to set healthcare cost growth targets, examine information about the healthcare market’s cost drivers, and take enforcement action if targets are not met,” according to a synopsis that has been shared with lawmakers.

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