New Jersey bill aims for universal health coverage by 2011
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2008
All New Jersey children would have to have health insurance and all taxpayers would have to prove that they have health insurance every year under a plan advanced in the state Senate. The legislation is designed as the first step toward universal health coverage in the state by 2011. About one in six New Jersey residents lack health insurance, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Of those, 275,000 are children.