The Medicaid Policy Center (MPC) is dedicated to advancing the quality and cost effectiveness — and long-term sustainability — of the New Jersey Medicaid program to improve the health and wellness of New Jersey residents.
The MPC delivers independent research, analysis and policy solutions to improve health outcomes while also controlling costs — and works in partnership with other organizations and the state government agencies that operate the New Jersey Medicaid program.
The center benefits from the Quality Institute’s tradition of bringing people from all corners of health care together to collaborate on innovative solutions to improve the state’s health care system.
Total New Jersey Medicaid beneficiaries = 1,683,479
As of March 2020, New Jersey Medicaid provided coverage to nearly 1.7 million residents. Given the devastating financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment and employer-sponsored coverage, Medicaid enrollment for children and families is expected to increase substantially over the second half of 2020 and into 2021. Learn more about this topic in our Medicaid Policy Center’s recent release, Issue Brief: Projections for New Jersey Medicaid Eligibility Trends During COVID-19.