Move Health Care Forward New Jersey, a group created and bankrolled by Horizon Blue Cross-Blue Shield, praised the advancement of a bill that would reclassify the non-profit health services corporation as a non-profit mutual holding company.
“This legislation has undergone dramatic changes from the concept that was first introduced last year. Horizon – working with the governor’s office, legislative leadership and the bill’s sponsors – has been willing to address all the major concerns raised by stakeholders,” MHCFNJ President Dennis Bone said.
A similar reclassification attempted some months ago was abandoned after public outcry over provisions that would allow Horizon to become a for-profit firm.
MHCFNJ is a 501(c)(4) issues advocacy non-profit.
“We encourage members of the Senate and Assembly to vote yes on S3218/A5119. This legislation will help make health care better for millions of New Jerseyans by making Horizon better. We cannot and should not turn down this opportunity,” Bone said.
The original version of this article did not note Move Health Care Forward New Jersey’s ties to Horizon.