Governor Murphy announced in his 2020 State of the State Address the creation of the Governor’s Office of Health Care Affordability and Transparency, with the objective of guiding the Administration’s work on health care affordability and accessibility for consumers and cost transparency. The Office is responsible for developing policy initiatives and programs to advance these goals and works closely with the Departments of Human Services, Health, Banking and Insurance and Treasury to implement a variety of strategic initiatives to achieve these goals. The Director of the Office is also Chair of the Health Care Affordability Interagency Working Group, established per Executive Order #217.
On December 21, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order #277 to launch the Health care Affordability, Responsibility, and Transparency (HART) Program. This program sets a path for more affordable, quality health care for New Jerseyans through annual cost growth benchmarks and transparent study of health care cost drivers.
For more information on the HART Program, please visit http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/content/nj-benchmark-program
03/30/2022Plan Aims to Slow Rising Health Care Costs
12/21/2021Program Widely Supported by Advocates, Health Care Providers, and Insurers
03/01/2021The committee, established under Executive Order No. 217, is comprised of members across hospitals, providers, employers, consumer advocates, and policy leaders.
01/28/2021Nearly 90,000 Uninsured Children Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Through the Initiative
01/28/2021Order Directs Department of Banking and Insurance to Develop Plans for Health Care Cost Growth Benchmarks and Health Insurance Affordability Standards and Establishes Health Care Affordability Groups
03/22/2020Governor Phil Murphy announced departmental actions from the Department of Human Services, Department of Banking and Insurance, Department of Treasury, Department of Health, Department of Children and Family Services and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs to ensure New Jerseyans have access to telehealth and tele-mental health services to the greatest extent possible during the COVID-19 outbreak.
02/3/2020Governor Announces Shabnam Salih as Director of Office of Health Care Affordability and Transparency
05/13/2020“As we strengthen and expand New Jersey’s testing infrastructure,we must ensure that our residents are focused on their health and not on the cost of COVID-19 testing and related services,” - Governor Murphy.