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The Keys to Getting Ahead of Hep-C: Prevention, Screening, Treatment

Lilo H. Stainton | March 29, 2017 | Healthcare

An estimated 150,000 NJ residents are infected with hep-C, most without knowing it; at present, their lives could be in danger

NJ Adds 1,500 Beds to Community Programs for Mentally Ill Residents

Lilo H. Stainton | March 28, 2017 | Healthcare
State Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision succeeds in moving adults with mental disabilities from state hospitals to ‘least-restrictive’ facilities
NJ Spotlight Helps Plan for Healthcare Future as GOP Bill Melts Down
Lilo H. Stainton | March 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Speakers at NJ Spotlight roundtable — ACA Repeal and Replace: New Jersey’s Response — stress that regardless of fate of Republican bill, state must be prepared for change
Alternative Pain Treatments Reduce Suffering Without Addictive Drugs
Lilo H. Stainton | March 24, 2017 | Healthcare
One promising approach combines high-frequency radio waves and cooling technology rather than prescriptions for opioids
New Jersey Hospital Improvements Save Lives and Dollars
Lilo H. Stainton | March 23, 2017 | Healthcare
ACA initiative in 63 Garden State facilities leads to better results for patients and significant savings overall
AHCA Could Slash Number of Insured, Cost State Billions, Experts Advise
Lilo H. Stainton | March 22, 2017 | Healthcare
Under GOP healthcare plan, New Jersey’s uninsured rate could climb to pre-ACA levels by 2020
Early Intervention Could Help Psychiatric Patients Steer Clear of the ER
Lilo H. Stainton | March 21, 2017 | Healthcare
A crowded, noisy emergency room is not the right environment for people having a mental-health crisis, experts argue
State Continues to Funnel Funds into Graduate Medical Education
Lilo H. Stainton | March 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Shrinking support for charity care offset at some hospitals by increase in funds to train tomorrow’s doctors and specialists
Getting the Word Out on NJ’s Big ‘Baby Box’ Giveaway
Lilo H. Stainton | March 17, 2017 | Healthcare
State collaborates on — but hasn’t trumpeted — program to donate tens of thousands of low-cost cardboard bassinets
New Jersey Bests Many States on Healthcare Scorecard
Lilo H. Stainton | March 16, 2017 | Healthcare
Residents here have better access to healthcare and generally lead healthier lives than citizens in many other states
Poor, Elderly Stand to Be Hardest Hit Under GOP Healthcare Plan
Colleen O'Dea | March 15, 2017 | Healthcare
NJ Spotlight interactive map lets readers compare tax credits they would get from ACA versus AHCA on county-by-county basis
Curtailing Prohibitions on Medication-Assisted Treatment in Rehab
Lilo H. Stainton | March 15, 2017 | Healthcare
Some facilities exclude patients who are being treated with medications, but there’s a bipartisan move to end the exclusions
ACA Medicaid Expansion Helped NJ Save Millions in Charity Care
Lilo H. Stainton | March 13, 2017 | Healthcare
With Republicans talking repeal and replace, where will hospitals find the money to care for the state’s most vulnerable residents?
Opposition Builds as Details of GOP’s Healthcare Overhaul Become Clearer
Lilo H. Stainton | March 10, 2017 | Healthcare
Critics say Republican replacement for the ACA would shift costs, risks to states and individuals
Could ‘Maternity Report Card’ Help Reduce NJ’s High C-section Rate?
Lilo H. Stainton | March 9, 2017 | Healthcare
Information about birth procedures and maternal health — tailored to pregnant women and new moms — could help boost health of mothers and children
GOP’s Healthcare Plan Draws Rapid and Fierce Fire in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | March 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Republican proposal, which includes drastic changes in Medicaid funding, would have ‘devastating impact on accessibility and affordability’
Fearing Cuts to ACA, Many Women Stocking Up on Birth Control
Christine Vestal | Stateline | March 8, 2017 | Healthcare
New Jersey among states considering laws to make it easier to purchase contraceptives
Medicaid 2.0 Provides Blueprint for Healthcare Reform in Garden State
Lilo H. Stainton | March 7, 2017 | Healthcare
New Jersey’s Medicaid program serves almost 2 million clients; increased cost efficiencies and enhanced responsiveness are a must — especially with ACA under fire
Breastfeeding on Rise in New Jersey, Advocates Seek Larger Gains
Lilo H. Stainton | March 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Some clinicians are asking for greater state oversight for lactation experts, which should encourage more women to adopt practice
Christie Bases Budget Savings on Passage of Complex Health Insurance Laws
Lilo H. Stainton | March 3, 2017 | Healthcare
The governor wants to trim surprise medical bills, and is betting $125M in budgeted healthcare savings that legislators, insurers, providers can get the job done
Details Still Fuzzy for Funding of Christie’s Healthcare Priorities
Lilo H. Stainton | March 2, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor highlighted anti-addiction efforts and other health priorities in his budget address Tuesday but a full account has yet to emerge
Christie Seeks ‘Charity’ from Insurance Company to Bolster Healthcare for Poor
Lilo H. Stainton | March 1, 2017 | Budget, Healthcare
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield resists, says governor overstated its cash reserves, already supports healthcare programs for vulnerable residents
Leapfrog Report Shows Maternity Concerns Persist at Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | February 28, 2017 | Healthcare
Other NJ hospitals also show high C-section and other maternal surgery rates
Health Advocates Want Christie to Replace Funds if Trump Repeals ACA
Lilo H. Stainton | February 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Patient activists plan pre-budget protest to draw governor's attention to plight of NJ's poor and working poor if Obamacare is overturned
Emergency Room Use Persists Despite Gains in Insurance Coverage
Lilo H. Stainton | February 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Healthcare habits are proving slow — and somewhat difficult — to change
Pain Patients Urge NJ Medicinal Marijuana Panel to Include Them in Program
Lilo H. Stainton | February 23, 2017 | Healthcare
People suffering from chronic pain and debilitating illnesses say panel has been unresponsive to their needs
ACA Repeal Could Impact 1M NJ residents, Saddle State with $4B Annually
Lilo H. Stainton | February 22, 2017 | Healthcare
Obamacare is more than insurance coverage for the working poor; it also benefits seniors and could be a matter of life and death for some New Jerseyans
Disposing of Prescription Drugs Safely – A South Jersey Initiative
Lilo H. Stainton | February 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Special kits allow drugs to be safely destroyed and kept out of the wrong hands, also reduce their potential to cause pollution
Hospitals and Patients Feel Constricted by NJ’s Angioplasty Rules
Lilo H. Stainton | February 17, 2017 | Healthcare
Restrictions on non-emergency heart procedures force some patients to travel far beyond their local hospitals
Governor Gets His Addiction Law Just 5 Weeks After Outlined in State of State
Lilo H. Stainton | February 16, 2017 | Healthcare
Measure makes it easier for people with substance-use problems to get extended treatment, limits new opioid prescriptions to five-day supply
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