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Over Half-Million More New Jersey Residents Now Have Health Insurance

Andrew Kitchenman | September 22, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act

Obamacare, Medicaid expansion key factors in big increase in number of people with medical coverage

Community Clinics Say Delayed Payments Threaten Their Survival

Andrew Kitchenman | September 19, 2014 | Healthcare
Federally qualified health centers win support of legislators in long-running dispute with state over how Medicaid payments are calculated
Pre-Obamacare Numbers Show Big Increase in Uninsured NJ Residents
Colleen O'Dea | September 19, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
Number of people in the state without health coverage likely to be much lower because of ACA sign-ups for 2014
Bills Targeting Overdoses from Heroin and Opioids Go Far Beyond ‘Just Say No’
Andrew Kitchenman | September 18, 2014 | Healthcare
Legislative package would require behavioral-health insurance coverage, mandate participation in prescription-tracking program
Poll: With Overdoses Soaring, What Should New Jersey Do?
September 18, 2014 | Healthcare, Polling
Can a new package of bills save lives or could it actually impede effective healthcare?
Health Advocates Examine Lifelong Health Effects of Childhood Trauma
Andrew Kitchenman | September 17, 2014 | Healthcare
NJTV program premiering tonight explores impact of adverse experiences on kids in urban areas
Outdated Doctor Lists Still Make It Hard to Access Mental-Health Services
Andrew Kitchenman | September 16, 2014 | Healthcare
Inaccurate contact info and in-network limits remains problems despite new federal laws bolstering behavioral-health coverage
‘Silver Tsunami’ of Older Residents Shapes Debate on Long-Term Care Policy
Andrew Kitchenman | September 15, 2014 | Healthcare
Experts at NJ Spotlight conference look at what form services will take – and how they will be funded
Interactive Map: Charting the Cost of Hospital Care in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | September 12, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
Analysis of federal data shows NJ hospital stays are slightly longer than national average, and slightly more expensive
Trend in Hospital Mergers Reflected in Palisades-Hackensack Partnership
Andrew Kitchenman | September 11, 2014 | Healthcare
Economic pressures, clinical advantages cite as community hospitals steadily combine facilities and services
Governor Vetoes Statewide Ban on Smoking at Public Beaches, Parks
Tom Johnson | September 11, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Healthcare
To smoke or not to smoke, Christie says, is best decided by local ordinance
Anonymous Pledge of $10 Million Gives Big Boost to Gene Therapy Research
Andrew Kitchenman | September 10, 2014 | Healthcare
Treatments targeting rare and hard-to-treat cancers are focus of team effort by cancer and genetic institutes at Rutgers
Profile: Experience in Medicine and Business Helps Her Improve Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | September 10, 2014 | Healthcare, Profiles
Dr. Ruth Perry -- Trenton Health Team’s executive director -- applies lessons learned in ER and in corporate world
In Face of National Declines Nurses Unions Look to Expand in South Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | September 9, 2014 | Healthcare
Will fewer medical facilities and more for-profit hospitals put the squeeze on RNs in the Garden State?
Premium Prices Determine Choices Made by Consumers in Insurance Marketplace
Andrew Kitchenman | September 8, 2014 | Healthcare
AmeriHealth’s low-cost plans and extensive provider network give it the advantage, according to recent data
Would Easier Access to Medical Marijuana Reduce Opioid Deaths in NJ?
Andrew Kitchenman | September 5, 2014 | Healthcare
Study in 10 states with established programs suggests steady decline in overdose rates, but other factors may come into play
ACA Coverage Could Fill Medical Insurance Void for Laid-Off Casino Workers
Andrew Kitchenman | September 4, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Atlantic City could be a significant test case for federal health coverage
Kin of Developmental Center Residents Ask for Placements Closer to Home
Andrew Kitchenman | September 3, 2014 | Healthcare
State officials limited by mandatory closures of facilities in state’s most populated region
New Law Aims to Make Every High-School Student a Potential Lifesaver
Andrew Kitchenman | September 2, 2014 | Education, Healthcare
All public and charter schools must offer CPR, defibrillator training
Nearly 10,000 New Jerseyans Could Lose ‘Obamacare’ Health Insurance
Andrew Kitchenman | August 15, 2014 | Healthcare
Federal officials say they must produce proof of citizenship or immigration documents by Sept. 5
Bill Would Ease Access to Experimental Treatments for Terminally Ill
Andrew Kitchenman | August 14, 2014 | Healthcare
But some cite concerns about legal jurisdictions in opposing ‘Right to Try Act’ sponsored by state Sen. Diane B. Allen
Mother of Heroin Overdose Victim Spreads the Word About Life-Saving Drug
WHYY/NewsWorks | August 14, 2014 | Healthcare
Law makes it easier to get access to emergency doses of Narcan, but many people remain unaware of new NJ law
NJ Health Officials Say Risk is Low, But They’re Still on Watch for Ebola
Andrew Kitchenman | August 13, 2014 | Healthcare
Awareness of globalization of viruses dovetails with state’s efforts against more-common mosquito-borne diseases
Following Christie Vetoes, Families of Intellectually Disabled Fearful of Future
Andrew Kitchenman | August 12, 2014 | Healthcare
Governor’s actions could pave way for forced group-home placements for people currently in out-of-state facilities and developmental centers
Study: Patients Benefit from Coordinated Healthcare, Proactive Approach
Andrew Kitchenman | August 11, 2014 | Healthcare
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield wants to get more providers, insured members to sign up for coverage in which ‘care coordinators’ work with patients
Bill Aims to Expand Multiple-Employer Insurance, But Critics Remain Wary
Andrew Kitchenman | August 8, 2014 | Healthcare
Possible compromise over MEWA bill would require smaller firms to continue to match state-mandated coverage
The Doctor May Be In…But Some Low-Income Patients Are Left Waiting for a Ride
Andrew Kitchenman | August 7, 2014 | Healthcare
Health advocates cite long waits for medical-transport vans, seek changes in what Medicaid requires of contractors
While Media Focuses on Ebola, Campaign Focuses on Vaccines That Prevent Common Diseases
Andrew Kitchenman | August 6, 2014 | Healthcare
Month-long campaign urges up-to-date immunizations for both children and adults
Study: Good Feelings About Losing Weight May Backfire, Contribute to Anorexia
Andrew Kitchenman | August 5, 2014 | Healthcare
Rutgers psychologist sees potential for redirecting such positive feelings toward healthier behaviors
Ex-Police Officer Battling Parkinson’s Disease Fights to Heighten Awareness
Andrew Kitchenman | August 4, 2014 | Healthcare
Proposed legislation would provide funding for campaign to educate public, healthcare professionals and first responders
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