Health Care

*MAJOR UPDATE* to this Health Care page coming in August 2019!

The New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund convenes the state’s leading health care consumer coalition, NJ for Health Care. Together with our coalition partners, NJCAEF championed the fight for health reform in New Jersey that led to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. In 2012, our education and policy work ensured New Jersey became an early adopter of the Medicaid expansion, a key component of the ACA. Since its passage in 2010, we’ve coordinated an aggressive statewide public education and enrollment campaign. To date, more than 700,000 New Jerseyans have enrolled in coverage under the ACA, cutting the rate of uninsured in New Jersey by more than 40%

However, the fight for health care justice is far from over. Many New Jerseyans still struggle to afford or access the high quality services they need. Health disparities among people of color, non-English speakers, the LGBTQ community, and the poor persist. As we continue to close the coverage gap through implementation of the ACA, we need to work toward transforming our health care system so that it delivers more value, better health outcomes through care that is far more patient-focused, compassionate, and culturally sensitive to needs of New Jersey’s diverse communities.

NJCAEF and NJ for Health Care’s current campaigns seek to improve consumers’ access to high qualtiy and more affordable health care and to identify additional reforms that can transform our health care system to better serve the needs of all New Jerseyans in the future.

Click below to find out more about our current campaigns:

Connect to Coverage/Affordable Care Act

Out of Network

Campaign to Protect Community Hospitals


New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is monitoring the Coronavirus situation and following the guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and various US state and local government entities. Our first priority is the health and well-being of those individuals with whom we work and serve. Therefore, effective immediately our staff will be working remotely and will provide services over the phone. To find a complete list of our staff, programs and services, click here.

For loan counseling and financial coaching clients your application process will remain the same. One-on-one sessions will be provided via telephone and video conferencing. For questions about healthcare enrollment or the Census, call (973) 643-8800, extension 210. For any other information please visit our website at for updates or leave a message in the general mailbox and it will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. Thank you and stay well!

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF)



New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund está monitoreando la situación del Coronavirus y siguiendo la guía establecida por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, la Organización Mundial de la Salud y varias entidades gubernamentales estatales y locales de los Estados Unidos. Nuestra prioridad es la salud y el bienestar de las personas con quienes trabajamos y servimos. Por lo tanto, con efectividad inmediata, nuestro personal trabajará de manera remota y brindará servicios por teléfono. Para encontrar una lista completa de nuestro personal, programas y servicios, haga clic acquí.  

Para los clientes de asesoría de préstamos y asesoramiento financiero, su proceso de solicitud seguirá siendo el mismo. Se proporcionarán sesiones individuales por teléfono y videoconferencia. Para preguntas sobre la inscripción de atención médica o el Censo, llame al (973) 643-8800, y marque la extensión 210. Para cualquier otra información, visite nuestro sitio web en para actualizaciones o para dejar un mensaje en el buzón general y será enviado al personal correspondiente.

Gracias y manténgase seguro!

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF)