If you are poor in New Jersey, don’t get sick. At least, don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital:
The state’s hospitals, on average, charge uninsured patients or those who pay out of pocket more than four times what insurance companies and Medicare end up paying for the same care, according to the study published today in the journal Health Affairs.
For what it’s worth, the article kind of has the story wrong – though the facts are right. Join me below the flip.