SENATE, No. 1485

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 1, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  TROY SINGLETON

District 7 (Burlington)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Appropriates $200,000 to DOH for evidence-based evaluation of Charity Care hospital subsidy program.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


A Supplement to "An Act making appropriations for the support of the State Government and the several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 and regulating the disbursement thereof," approved July 04, 2017 (P.L.2017, c.99).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  In addition to the amounts appropriated under P.L.2017, c.99, there is appropriated out of the General Fund the following sum for the purpose specified:

 

46 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

20 Physical and Mental Health

22 Health Planning and Evaluation

FUNDING CATEGORY

07-4270 Division of Health Care Systems Analysis ..........................

$200,000

Direct State Services:

 

 

07      Evidence-Based Evaluation of Charity Care Program …………………………………………...

($200,000)

 

 

The amount appropriated for Evidence-Based Evaluation of Charity Care Program shall be used to support a partnership with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to evaluate the effectiveness of the Charity Care hospital subsidy program with respect to promoting access to appropriate hospital care for New Jersey residents without health insurance.  The evaluation shall consider the role of the Charity Care hospital subsidy program in the context of other public and private health care programs, and shall report upon its overall design, its sufficiency to meet its objectives, and the efficiency of its subsidy disbursement methodology. 

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill appropriates $200,000 to the Department of Health to support a partnership with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to evaluate the effectiveness of the Charity Care hospital subsidy program with respect to promoting access to appropriate hospital care for New Jersey residents without health insurance.  The evaluation will consider the role of the Charity Care hospital subsidy program in the context of other public and private health care programs, and shall report upon its overall design, its sufficiency to meet its objectives, and the efficiency of its subsidy disbursement methodology.