The New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals issued the follwing statement in support of restrictions on out of state healthcare that are included in efforts to reform pension and health benefits.
“We have excellent medical services and facilities in New Jersey and they should be utilized, supported and encouraged wherever possible. Presently the costs associated with out-of-state health care, and in particular tertiary care performed out-of-state, is extraordinarily high and ordinarily not subject to reasonable reimbursement agreements between health care providers and insurance carriers. This leads to substantially higher health care costs for public employees, their public employers and taxpayers.
New Jersey health care providers offer world-class health care services and public employees should be incentivized to utilize in-state care where services are accessible and equivalent to care given by out-of-state providers.”