I-Team Investigates: Health care turmoil in New Jersey

(02/17/05) NEW BRUNSWICK ? With health insurance costs skyrocketing, a New Jersey assemblyman thinks he may have a solution to help improve the system.

Assemblyman Neil Cohen has authored a bill that would allow people ages 18-30 to remain covered under their parents? insurance. Although the parents would have to foot the bill under the new legislation, they would be charged a cheaper group rate for the policies. Cohen feels the change is important due to the increase in uninsured young people throughout the state.

Despite Cohen?s efforts, some are against another bill written by the assemblyman. Many residents are against legislation that would allow insurance companies to switch customers from one plan to another. Critics say this will allow insurance companies to charge one person twice as much as another based on their age and where they live.

Cohen says it is inevitable that some people will eventually end up paying more than others.

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