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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
Profile: Once Advocated for Self, Now for All NJ Residents with Disabilities
Lilo H. Stainton | February 22, 2017 | Profiles
Joseph M. Amoroso, director of the New Jersey Division of Disability Services, planned to work in finance but got waylaid
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
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
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
Senator Calls for High School Students to Undergo Annual Addiction Screenings
Lilo H. Stainton | January 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Proposal would expand use of an evidence-based screening and referral program now in place at some healthcare clinics to all public and private high schools statewide
Trump Targets ACA on Day 1; NJ Democrats Coordinate Response
Lilo H. Stainton | January 23, 2017 | Healthcare
Democratic leadership to huddle today to map out what repealing, replacing Obamacare will mean to New Jersey residents
RWJBarnabas to Partner Noted Philly Hospital, Looks to Improve NJ Pediatric Care
Lilo H. Stainton | January 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Two of region’s healthcare powerhouses promise ‘strategic alliance’ will enhance quality of care for thousands of children
Advocates Argue ACA Repeal Could Hurt NJ Healthcare, Cost Money — and Lives
Lilo H. Stainton | January 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Garden State coalition rallies at State House, while Democrats in D.C. grill Trump’s controversial pick to head national healthcare policy
Christie Stays on Message, Signs Executive Order for Anti-Addiction Measures
Lilo H. Stainton | January 18, 2017 | Healthcare
Some experts question governor’s priorities, some lawmakers say he’s replicating plans already approved by the Legislature
NJ Democrats — and a Few GOP Colleagues — Gear Up to Deal with ACA Repeal
Lilo H. Stainton | January 17, 2017 | Healthcare
‘Repeal and replace’ could cost state billions and would almost certainly affect quality of healthcare available to poor and middle-class residents
Experts Warn Christie’s Prescription Limits Could Cause More Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | January 13, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor wants to ‘prevent addiction before it starts’ by curbing patients’ access to medications but there is strong opposition to such mandates
Christie’s Best-Intended Addiction Initiatives May Be Hard to Realize
Lilo H. Stainton | January 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Most problematic parts of his plan: mandating health insurance coverage for six months of treatment and restricting opioid prescriptions to five-day supply
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