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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
State Funding Gives Sharp Boost to NJ’s Biotech, Life Sciences Industry
Lilo H. Stainton | February 15, 2017 | Healthcare
Tax credits for 'angel investors' are key to encouraging private investment in new and growing companies
New Push to Fight Discrimination Against NJ’s Transgender Residents
Lilo H. Stainton | February 14, 2017 | Healthcare
Inequities in healthcare and insurance coverage are among the targets of a new package of legislation
Audit Confirms What Patients Have Long Said: Medicaid Doctors Hard to Find
Lilo H. Stainton | February 13, 2017 | Healthcare
Inaccurate information in provider listings reveals doctors and dentists not at reported locations, no longer accept Medicaid, among other problems
Will Skyrocketing Price of Naloxone Limit Its Use?
NJ Spotlight Staff | February 13, 2017 | Healthcare
Report reveals that cost of lifesaving medication, which can reverse opioid overdoses, has jumped by as much as 500 percent
Free Primary-Care Office Opens for Government and School Employees
Lilo H. Stainton | February 10, 2017 | Healthcare
Pilot project developed by Sen. Sweeney to improve care, reduce taxpayer costs
Despite Concerns Over Future of ACA, More NJ Residents Enrolled This Year
Lilo H. Stainton | February 9, 2017 | Healthcare
Trump administration attempted to downplay the recent ACA enrollment period by suspending outreach ads and marketing
State plans potential $1 million anti-addiction public awareness campaign
Lilo H. Stainton | February 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Campaign would encompass traditional TV, radio, and print outlets as well as a web-based offering and could feature Gov. Christie in some role
Gov. Christie OK’s Tighter Lead-Screening Levels Based on CDC Recommendations
Lilo H. Stainton | February 7, 2017 | Healthcare
Using federal guidelines will cut acceptable levels of lead in kids’ blood by half
State Doubles Rate It Will Pay for Medication Management, Key Drug Addiction Service
Lilo H. Stainton | February 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Decision part of larger battle to stem tide of opioid addiction in New Jersey
Trauma-Informed Care Treats Injuries That Can Be Seen, Those that Can’t
Lilo H. Stainton | February 3, 2017 | Healthcare
The pain and aftershocks of traumatic injuries — physical and psychological — can linger for a lifetime and feed chronic illnesses
Christie’s 900 New Beds for Psychiatric Treatment at Least a Year Away
Lilo H. Stainton | February 2, 2017 | Healthcare
Limited capacity at residential facilities in NJ has been a serious barrier to caring for those with mental health, addiction issues
Camden’s Healthcare ‘Genius’ Joins Insurance Giant to Take Reforms Nationwide
Lilo H. Stainton | February 1, 2017 | Healthcare
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner says that joining UnitedHealthcare gives him chance to create lasting change in healthcare across the country
Lawmakers Advance Christie’s Anti-Addiction Agenda —with Reservations
Lilo H. Stainton | January 31, 2017 | Healthcare
Insurance companies and other critical stakeholders also worry about aspects of plan, notably the potential costs
Doing More than Worrying about Surprise Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | January 30, 2017 | Healthcare
At NJ Spotlight Roundtable, consumer advocates and stakeholders debate and discuss finding an equitable way solve this nettlesome problem
Does State’s Solution to Lead-Contaminated Schools End with Bottled Water?
Tom Johnson | January 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment, Healthcare
Testing for lead in school drinking water is just the beginning, but is money available for remediation?
Christie’s (Middle-Class) Anti-Addiction Efforts Get Closer to Realization
Lilo H. Stainton | January 27, 2017 | Healthcare
It looks as though governor could get most of what he wants, but plan specifically excludes Medicaid and FamilyCare recipients
Christie Pressures Hospitals, Insurers to Cooperate on Anti-Addiction Measures
Lilo H. Stainton | January 25, 2017 | Healthcare
Against some resistance from healthcare and insurance providers, governor forges ahead with anti-addiction agenda
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