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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey responds to King v. Burwell decision on health insurance subsidies

Robert A. Marino, chairman and CEO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey released the following statement today following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell to uphold the financial assistance afforded to consumers who purchased a health insurance policy through the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM):"Today's Supreme Court ruling means that we at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey can continue to focus on providing access to quality, affordable health insurance coverage for all of our more than 3.8 million members."There are a number of other health care issues to focus on in New Jersey, including working to protect health care consumers from surprise medical bills and price gouging by enacting out-of-network reform legislation. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is committed to working with legislative leaders to enact reasonable consumer protections to solve this out-of-network problem that continues to increase health care costs for New Jersey consumers." About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New JerseyHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.