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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
State to Reconsider Marijuana Classification as Dangerous Drug
Lilo H. Stainton | March 5, 2018 | Healthcare
Reclassification will not ensure legalization or decriminalization
Plan Would Make Medicaid 'Encounter' Data More Widely Available
Lilo H. Stainton | March 2, 2018 | Healthcare
'De-identified' healthcare data makes it possible to track treatment, providers, fees without identifying personal details
Horizon to Invest Partial Tax Windfall to Benefit Policyholders
Lilo H. Stainton | March 1, 2018 | Healthcare
State's largest insurer could invest $275 million from federal tax refund to a variety of initiatives, rebates, and longer-term projects
Rutgers Med First in U.S. to Offer Certified Medication-Assisted Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | February 28, 2018 | Healthcare
First class trained in MATs will graduate next spring, filling a growing need in New Jersey for doctors to address opioid epidemic
Moves to Improve Gender Equality, Birth to Death, in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | February 27, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers want changes to birth and death certificates for transgender New Jerseyans, also want task force
State Calls for Dozens of New Inpatient Treatment Beds
Lilo H. Stainton | February 26, 2018 | Healthcare
Facilities badly needed for patients battling dual demons - substance abuse and mental illness
New Jersey Attorney General Outlines New Opioid Programs
Lilo H. Stainton | February 23, 2018 | Healthcare
Strategy includes multidisciplinary opioid-response teams that can deal with drug-related incidents 24/7
First for Murphy: Expands Women’s Healthcare Access, Funds Family Planning
Lilo H. Stainton | February 22, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor restores funding that Christie routinely denied for services, promises to ‘fully fund’ women’s healthcare in fiscal 2019
Lawmakers Drill Down on Policies to Improve Maternal, Child Health
Lilo H. Stainton | February 21, 2018 | Healthcare
Murphy slated to sign off today on bill restoring funding to family planning services, but many other measures are under consideration
New Medical School to Open in New Jersey This Summer
Lilo H. Stainton | February 20, 2018 | Healthcare
Promising a ‘new approach,’ the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will eventually cater to 500 students
State Democrats Pursue Individual Mandate to Help NJ Insurance Market
Lilo H. Stainton | February 16, 2018 | Healthcare
Over some Republican objections, Democratic lawmakers promote workaround for Trump administration’s repeal of key Obamacare regulation
Fixing Garden State’s Broken Medical Examiner System
Lilo H. Stainton | February 15, 2018 | Healthcare
Raft of changes proposed for structure that critics have slammed as mismanaged, underfunded, overworked, and fragmented
Physical Therapists Want to Give Their Patients the Dry Needle — Again
Lilo H. Stainton | February 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Legislation would allow PTs to expand their practice to include pain-relief technique currently limited chiefly to acupuncturists
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