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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
The List: Which Nursing Homes Rank Among Best for Safety, Quality?
Andrew Kitchenman | August 4, 2014 | Healthcare, The List
Eight facilities in NJ shine brightest in federal government’s five-star rating system
If Federal Children’s Health Insurance Ends, NJ Families Will Have Much to Lose
Andrew Kitchenman | August 1, 2014 | Healthcare
More than a year ahead of deadline for program’s expiration, Pallone pushes to renew CHIP funding
Charting the Incidence of HIV/AIDS Across NJ's Counties and Cities
Colleen O'Dea | August 1, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
HIV/AIDS has become a chronic illness, rather than a death sentence, but individuals and populations remain at risk
Low-Income NJ Residents More Likely to Seek Healthcare at Hospitals
Andrew Kitchenman | July 31, 2014 | Healthcare
Report’s author suggests Medicaid ACOs might reverse trend by addressing social and economic factors
Healthcare Groups in NJ Embrace Trend Toward More Accountability
Andrew Kitchenman | July 30, 2014 | Healthcare
Eight applicants seek to join Medicaid demonstration project slated to start in late 2014
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
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
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
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