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Nutrition Program Proves Vital to Lower-Income families, But Many Miss Out

Andrew Kitchenman | July 29, 2014 | Healthcare

Health commissioner promotes WIC as way of reaching 40,000 potential clients currently outside of program

ACA Provision Returns Billions to Consumers, Harkens Back to NJ Reforms

Andrew Kitchenman | July 28, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Insurers required to spend at least 80 percent of premiums to pay medical claims, or else return money via rebates or added benefits
Explainer: ACA’s Impact More Gradual for Those Whose Jobs Provide Insurance
Andrew Kitchenman | July 29, 2014 | Healthcare, Explainer, Affordable Care Act
As ‘grandfathered’ plans fade, however, more will be affected by new health coverage regulations
More Seniors in NJ to Get Access to Home-Based and Community Services
Andrew Kitchenman | July 25, 2014 | Healthcare
'Miller trusts' will help elderly, disabled qualify for Medicaid services delivered outside of nursing homes
State Department of Health Website Gives New Look to Vital Information
Andrew Kitchenman | July 24, 2014 | Healthcare
Website redesign uses small-town map in attempt to improve user friendliness
Mixed Court Rulings on ACA Add Uncertainty to Future of Tax Subsidies
Andrew Kitchenman | July 23, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Vitale says he would continue push for state insurance exchange if ruling against subsidies is upheld
Families of Overdose Victims Call on Doctors to Prescribe Opioid Antidote
Andrew Kitchenman | July 22, 2014 | Healthcare
Advocates warn lack of familiarity with medication, new provisions of law could mean more lives lost
Does Obamacare Spell the End of Community Health Centers in NJ Cities?
WNYC | July 22, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
In an ironic twist, funding issues raised by the Affordable Care Act threatens primary-care clinics in urban areas
State Recommendations Would Make Hospital Finances More Transparent
Andrew Kitchenman | July 21, 2014 | Healthcare
O’Dowd seeks web posting of reports, rejects executive salary disclosure for private for-profits
Healthcare Experts Seek Ways to Improve Services for Elderly, Disabled
Andrew Kitchenman | July 18, 2014 | Healthcare
AARP report draws interest from state policymakers and broad range of stakeholders at NJ Spotlight webinar
Bill Asks Experts to Assess If NJ Is Training Enough Doctors
Andrew Kitchenman | July 17, 2014 | Healthcare
"Strategic summit" would address shortfall of primary-care physicians and what can be done to remedy situation
Tennessee's Combined Behavioral, Medical Care Grabs NJ's Attention
Andrew Kitchenman | July 16, 2014 | Healthcare
Advocate wants to see state draw lessons from care coordination provided by TennCare
Union Criticizes State’s Handling of Meadowlands Hospital’s Finances
Andrew Kitchenman | July 15, 2014 | Healthcare
Hospital leader defends approach, while health commissioner is asked to appoint temporary manager of facility
Bill Would Shine Light on Neglected Needs of Minorities with Disabilities
Andrew Kitchenman | July 14, 2014 | Healthcare
Advocate argues that disparities in access to healthcare require action from state government
Long Term Care in NJ: How the Garden State Measures Up
July 14, 2014 | Healthcare, Webinars
Hear from the author of a national scorecard measuring how all 50 states treat some of its most vulnerable citizens
Consumer Advocates Warn Proposed Bill Could Cripple ACA in New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | July 11, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Foes say multi-employer insurance arrangements could cover mainly young, healthy people, side-stepping key Obamacare provision
Small Health Clinic Run by Rutgers Staff Has Big Potential to Change Lives
Andrew Kitchenman | July 10, 2014 | Healthcare
Newark wellness center brings together range of professions to serve low-income residents
Codey Wants Coaches, Schools to Step Up Anti-Steroid Efforts
Andrew Kitchenman | July 7, 2014 | Healthcare
Senator's bill would make steroid testing of students permanent, nine years after executive order introducing it
Democrats Accuse Christie of Prioritizing Politics Over Women’s Health
Tara Nurin | July 3, 2014 | Healthcare, Politics
This week’s budget cuts imperil uninsured and low-income women’s access to healthcare, they say
Bill Would Tighten Oversight of 'Companion Services' for Elderly
Andrew Kitchenman | July 3, 2014 | Healthcare
Home healthcare providers raise concerns about quality, others say bill would put them out of business
University Hospital Makes Strides Since Restructuring, But Faces New Challenges
Andrew Kitchenman | July 2, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
CEO aims to eliminate deficit in three years, make case for preserving hospital’s major role in northern New Jersey healthcare
New Era Begins for Long-Term Care in NJ as Healthcare Model Shifts
Andrew Kitchenman | July 1, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Medicaid comprehensive waiver moves state from system focused on nursing homes to more home-based and community services
Cultural Barriers Make It Harder for Immigrants to Access Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | June 30, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
New report recommends ways to overcome language differences, other hurdles
Key Question About People Insured by ACA: Did They Know What They Bought?
Andrew Kitchenman | June 27, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Study finds NJ residents trail Northeast and nation in knowledge of basic insurance terms
Analysis by AARP: Garden State Lags In Quality of Nursing-Home Care
Andrew Kitchenman | June 26, 2014 | Healthcare
Ranked 26th nationwide overall, state ranks near bottom for high costs – and next-to-last for patients with bed sores
Fighting Illness and Healthcare Costs -- Starting With a Place to Live
Andrew Kitchenman | June 25, 2014 | Healthcare
Trenton group sees success with Housing First approach to health, which makes getting homeless off the streets the top priority
Bill Aims To Open Up More Health Insurance Options For Small Businesses
Andrew Kitchenman | June 24, 2014 | Healthcare
Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement measure would allow outside investors to fund plans
Foundation's Vision Expands Into More Holistic Approach to Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | June 23, 2014 | Healthcare
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s forum on ‘Culture of Health’ initiative draws state leaders
Controversial Sale of Passaic Hospital Wins OK from Top State Officials
Andrew Kitchenman | June 20, 2014 | Healthcare
But opponents still seek monitoring of Prime Healthcare takeover of St. Mary’s and hope to block acquisition of second hospital in Newark
Bill Would Track, Counsel People Who Have Sickle-Cell Disease or Carry Trait
Andrew Kitchenman | June 19, 2014 | Healthcare
Registry might reduce instances of potentially deadly ailment found mostly in African-Americans, advocates say