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Do We Need to Talk? — There’s a Push to Increase End-of-Life Planning in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | April 17, 2018 | Healthcare
Proponents point to higher rate of aggressive medical treatment and higher costs for patients nearing death in Garden State
Horizon Leads Opioid Awareness and Prevention Program Focused on Youth
Lilo H. Stainton | April 16, 2018 | Healthcare
Program with Rutgers pharmacy school touched nearly 2,000 kids in past year
NJ Set to Enact Insurance Law, So Is this the End of ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills?
Lilo H. Stainton | April 13, 2018 | Healthcare
Most interest groups support controversial measure to control out-of-network insurance costs, but many physicians unhappy
Judge Orders Horizon to Let Public See Details Behind OMNIA Insurance Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | April 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield has fought to keep McKinsey report secret, but judge rules it is of ‘legitimate public interest.’ Horizon to appeal
New Drive for More Elective Angioplasty, Community Hospitals Say Long Overdue
Lilo H. Stainton | April 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Legislative reform could ease regulations governing where cardiovascular procedure can be performed — and bring economic benefits to small hospitals and their patients
Rise in Opioid-Exposed Newborns in NJ Prompts State Awareness Campaign
Lilo H. Stainton | April 10, 2018 | Healthcare
Number of infants exposed to drugs or alcohol in the womb doubled in New Jersey between 2008 and 2016
‘Surprise’ Medical Bill Advances, With Hospitals on Board
Lilo H. Stainton | April 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Physicians still concerned reform would harm specialists, patient care
Assembly Advances Vaccine Bill, Despite Angry, Tearful Protests
Lilo H. Stainton | April 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Measure would tighten religious exemptions in effort to boost public health
Murphy Sets New Direction for Tackling Opioid Epidemic
Lilo H. Stainton | April 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor outlines $100 million spending on range of anti-addiction programs to be underpinned by data and analysis ... and a pivot away from Christie-like media promos
New Jersey Looks to California for Gun-Violence Research Model
Lilo H. Stainton | April 3, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers tap Rutgers University, possibly as home for Firearm Violence Research Center that would study all facets of the issue
State Expands Access to Hepatitis-C Drugs for Medicaid Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | April 2, 2018 | Healthcare
Proposed rule change would allow patients to receive treatment before they exhibit some degree of liver damage
Better Data Equals Better Public Policy, Researchers Say
Lilo H. Stainton | March 29, 2018 | Healthcare
State developing interactive app that will let patients, providers, and policymakers work directly with Medicaid stats
Gov. Murphy’s Kinder, Gentler Medical Marijuana Program
Lilo H. Stainton | March 28, 2018 | Healthcare
Plan, endorsed by patient advocates and cannabis industry representatives, adds new conditions that can be treated, doubles THC levels — for starters
NJ Assembly Passes Several Gun-Control Bills, with Some GOP Support
Lilo H. Stainton | March 27, 2018 | Healthcare, Politics
Gun-rights advocates rally in Trenton, but there’s overwhelming support for panoply of measures to increase restrictions
Better Data, Better Access, Fewer Disparities Among NJ’s Healthcare Goals
Lilo H. Stainton | March 26, 2018 | Healthcare
Data transparency benefits patients, policymakers, but remains elusive objective
Lawmakers Go for Hybrid Proposal to Expand Medical Marijuana Program in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | March 23, 2018 | Healthcare
Plan is for twice as much medicine for patients, twice as many growers, and dozens of dispensaries across the state
Lawmakers Seek to Expand Access to Overdose Antidote
Lilo H. Stainton | March 22, 2018 | Healthcare
Schools and prisons are the targets of two measures meant to save lives and block opioid use
New Federal Push to Protect Health Insurance Market
Lilo H. Stainton | March 21, 2018 | Healthcare
Pallone and other Democrats pursuing multiple options to reverse ACA repeal and replace
State Crafts New Strategies for Greystone, Other Psychiatric Hospitals
Lilo H. Stainton | March 20, 2018 | Healthcare
Former board members, advocates offer dire warnings to their replacements
Annual County Health Rankings Highlight Racial Disparities
Lilo H. Stainton | March 19, 2018 | Healthcare
Among the report’s more unsettling findings: Black babies were more than 40 percent more likely to die prematurely than their white counterparts
Murphy’s Healthcare Budget: Beyond the Headlines
Lilo H. Stainton | March 16, 2018 | Healthcare
Where does the governor plan on putting the state’s money, and where does he plan on cutting back?
Murphy Backs Specific Fix for Problem in Out-of-Network Health Insurance Billing
Lilo H. Stainton | March 15, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor gives surprise endorsement of two lawmakers’ effort to close major loophole, says it could save state tens of millions of dollars
In Healthcare, Murphy’s Budget Choices Emphasize Medicaid, Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | March 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Few details available on allocation of some money, and confusion about whether certain funding is really new
Senate Panel Advances Bills to Boost Cash Payments to Poor Families
Lilo H. Stainton | March 13, 2018 | Healthcare
Measures vetoed under Christie may have new life in Murphy administration
Murphy Administration Deploys More Help to Hurricane-Hit Islands
Lilo H. Stainton | March 12, 2018 | Healthcare
State-of-the-art Mobile Surgery Emergency Department will supplement medical services in St. Croix
Senate Approves Former Obama Officials to Lead Health, Human Services
Lilo H. Stainton | March 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor's cabinet picks say they plan to expand access to affordable healthcare while lawmakers question them on marijuana, surprise medical bills
NJ Could Be Second State to Enact Individual Mandate
Lilo H. Stainton | March 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Massachusetts got there first, but two proposed bills could replace ACA's federal mandate and offset price of pricey procedures
Alternative Approaches to Hepatitis C Screening Stall in Legislature
Lilo H. Stainton | March 7, 2018 | Healthcare
Both bills have same goal — to diagnose baby boomers with hep-c — but differ on which providers would be involved
Controversial Insurance Bill Advances Even as Doctors Give Dire Warnings
Lilo H. Stainton | March 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Legislation to address ‘surprise’ out-of-network medical bills progresses in Assembly, hits snag in Senate as physicians crank up opposition
No Consensus on Cannabis Emerges from Marathon Assembly Hearing
Carly Sitrin | March 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Amid the clamor of voices pro and con, what comes clear is the fact that there are many valid arguments and no easy answers
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