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Push for Emergency Responders to Report Data in New Statewide System
Lilo H. Stainton | May 26, 2017 | Healthcare
Proponents say program would not gather patient names or other identifying information, could improve health in New Jersey
Second Wave Hep-C Hits Young, Suburban Drug Users in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | May 25, 2017 | Healthcare
Mistakenly considered a baby-boomer disease, hepatitis C is growing rapidly among young drug addicts — who often don’t know they’re infected
Trump Budget Especially Harmful to New Jersey, Advocates Warn
Lilo H. Stainton | May 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Democrats outraged, Republicans lukewarm, Gov. Christie ‘concerned’ about proposal for massive cuts to Medicaid
Garden State Children Continue to Show Social Welfare Gains
Lilo H. Stainton | May 23, 2017 | Healthcare
But advocates argue repeal of Obamacare will damage kids, especially poor black and Hispanic ones, who still lag behind white children
New Jersey Crafts Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights
Lilo H. Stainton | May 22, 2017 | Healthcare, Social
Bill would codify existing laws, ensure assault victims are treated with respect, dignity, and empathy
Aetna Wants Out of NJ’s Individual, Small-Group Health Insurance Markets
Lilo H. Stainton | May 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Uncertainty about future, as federal officials repeal and replace Obamacare, contributes to the decision
Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Cool to ACA Replacement Bill
Lilo H. Stainton | May 18, 2017 | Healthcare, Elections 2017
Guadagno and Ciattarelli both back reforms to public-employee benefits, would extend coverage of medical marijuana
Democratic Gubernatorial Hopefuls Support Single-Payer, Women’s Healthcare
Lilo H. Stainton | May 17, 2017 | Healthcare, Elections 2017
All four candidates emphasize the need to protect New Jerseyans as GOP repeals and replaces current healthcare protections
Mother Begs NJ to Return Autistic Daughter to Out-of-State Facility
NJTV News Online | May 17, 2017 | Healthcare
Jennifer Sullivan flourished at Plowshare Farm in New Hampshire but has deteriorated markedly since being ordered back to New Jersey under a state program
Home Sober Home: Making Sure Recovering Addicts Have a Safe Haven
Lilo H. Stainton | May 16, 2017 | Healthcare
Modifying land-use laws will make it easier for state-run facilities to get zoning permission, another aspect of larger effort to combat addiction, improve recovery options
New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Panel Recommends Expanding Program
Lilo H. Stainton | May 15, 2017 | Healthcare
Potential changes, which could ultimately help reduce state’s opioid epidemic, will likely not be in place until later this year
The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth
Nina Martin | ProPublica and Renee Montagne | NPR | May 15, 2017 | Healthcare
The death of Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse, in the hospital where she worked illustrates a profound disparity: The healthcare system focuses on babies but often ignores their mothers
Governor Signs Law Calling for Oversight of Mental Health Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | May 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Advocates call it a ‘positive step, yet only half of the solution’
Lawmakers Grill State Officials on Plans to Dip into Horizon Reserves
Lilo H. Stainton | May 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor’s recent quest to force New Jersey’s largest insurance company to pay for certain public healthcare needs not the first time politicians have targeted it
Rutgers Researchers Discover New Use for Old Drug in Treating Brain Injury
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2017 | Healthcare
Garden State scientists have discovered that lithium, long used in treating bipolar disorder and severe depression, can help preserve brain function
Leader in Screening for Post-Partum Depression, NJ Gains Dedicated Center
Lilo H. Stainton | May 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Efforts in identifying and treating post-partum anxiety and depression pioneered by former NJ first lady Mary Jo Codey
GOP Trumpcare Victory Bad for Elderly, Sick, State Budgets — Critics Aver
Lilo H. Stainton | May 5, 2017 | Healthcare
Controversial healthcare plan clears House but will Senate fall in line?
Garden State Visiting Nurse Association to Merge with Ohio Counterpart
Lilo H. Stainton | May 4, 2017 | Healthcare
Baby-boom generation’s growing demand for home-based healthcare provides impetus for groundbreaking alliance
State Officials Report Fee-for-Service Transition Is Going Well
Lilo H. Stainton | May 3, 2017 | Healthcare
Some providers indicate continuing concerns about budget shortfalls and need to reduce critical services to state’s most vulnerable
New Jersey to Create Diversion Program to Keep Vets out of Court, Jail
Lilo H. Stainton | May 2, 2017 | Healthcare
Legislation crafted to help nonviolent veterans with PTSD, other mental health conditions, taps into existing network of support services that can help them
Stitching Up Temporary Safety-Net Funding for Behavioral-Health Providers
Lilo H. Stainton | May 1, 2017 | Healthcare
Measure would require state to reimburse providers for any shortfalls resulting from switch to fee for service
Christie targets Horizon for reform and public healthcare funding
Lilo H. Stainton | April 28, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor wants state to divert funds from insurance provider once they climb above a predetermined threshold
South Jersey Congressman Draws Fire for Latest Effort to Replace Obamacare
Lilo H. Stainton | April 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Healthcare experts raise alarm over several provisions of the ‘MacArthur amendment.’ It’s not clear if moderate Republicans will support it
Medicaid Benefits Children at Doctor’s Office and in School
Lilo H. Stainton | April 26, 2017 | Healthcare
New Jersey ranks fourth nationwide for school-based Medicaid funding
Impending Funding Cuts Lead to Merger of Morris, Essex Mental Health Providers
Lilo H. Stainton | April 25, 2017 | Healthcare
A number of jobs will be eliminated but new entity promises same level of service. Some observers concerned it could become a wider pattern that harms patient care
Senate Budget Chairman Seeks to Revisit Hospital Property-Tax Exemptions
Lilo H. Stainton | April 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Dozens of municipalities have challenged hospitals and their current tax-exempt status
Trio of Hospitals Continues Legal Challenge to Omnia Insurance Network
Lilo H. Stainton | April 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Lower-cost plan a hit with consumers, but litigating hospitals say Omnia gave preferential treatment to large facilities
Easing Interactions with Mentally Ill Individuals to Avoid Tragedies
Lilo H. Stainton | April 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Ambassador Awards honor people and agencies who have helped reduce stigma of mental illness, improved community relations
Is Climate Change Already Aggravating Asthma, Other Diseases in New Jersey?
Lilo H. Stainton | April 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Healthcare and environmental experts discuss serious public health consequences, local and global, of a changing climate
Can ‘Abuse-Deterrent Opioids’ Help Stem NJ’s Drug Epidemic?
Lilo H. Stainton | April 18, 2017 | Healthcare
Advocates for these drugs say they are critical to fighting New Jersey’s opioid epidemic, but not everybody’s so sure
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