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Murphy Announces State to Take Control of Obamacare Exchange
Lilo H. Stainton | March 25, 2019 | Healthcare
Governor says move would allow more New Jerseyans get access to better, affordable ACA health insurance
Impact of Housing Struggles A Big Factor in County Health Rankings
Lilo H. Stainton | March 22, 2019 | Healthcare
Many Garden State households spend so much on housing that there isn’t enough money for good food and medicine
SCI Probe Raises Questions About State Oversight of Hospitals
Lilo H. Stainton | March 20, 2019 | Healthcare
NJ’s watchdog agency finds complex web of corporate and financial ties in entities connected to three for-profit hospitals in Hudson County
Pallone Promotes Generic Drugs to Curb Rising Cost of Prescription Meds
Lilo H. Stainton | March 19, 2019 | Healthcare
Proposals are aimed at easing development of generic medications, reducing protection of brand-name patents, and improving transparency of drug development process
Compromise Plan to Boost Oversight of Public-Worker Health Benefits
Lilo H. Stainton | March 18, 2019 | Healthcare
Appointment of independent monitor would allow for ongoing, regular auditing of billions that state pays annually for claims — Sen. Sarlo
Considering Safe-Injection Sites to Blunt Impact of Opioid Epidemic
Lilo H. Stainton | March 15, 2019 | Healthcare
Opposition expected, but proponents see an effective antidote to the ‘staggering’ toll taken by illegal use of narcotics
Mental Health Education Starting in Kindergarten?
Lilo H. Stainton | March 14, 2019 | Healthcare
State lawmakers to vote today on measures that would require school curriculum to include age-appropriate lessons on mental health
Lawmakers Seek to Improve Care of Developmentally Disabled
Lilo H. Stainton | March 12, 2019 | Healthcare
Assembly committee approves ‘bill of rights’ for family members and a study of how caregivers and emergency personnel respond during a crisis
Stable State Funding, But New Requirements for NJ Hospitals
Lilo H. Stainton | March 11, 2019 | Healthcare
While their stream of state money will remain steady, hospitals will have to instigate policy reforms focused on improving patient care
Murphy’s Budget Plan Gives Massive Boost to Community-Based Services
Lilo H. Stainton | March 8, 2019 | Healthcare
Advocates praise governor’s proposal to increase ‘long overdue’ funding to improve services for people with disabilities
NJ Joins Multistate Lawsuit to Block Changes to Federal Title X Rule
Lilo H. Stainton | March 7, 2019 | Healthcare
Nearly 100,000 low-income women in Garden State rely on family healthcare providers, many of which can’t survive without Title X funding
Health Benefit Savings Play Big Role in Murphy’s Proposal
Lilo H. Stainton | March 6, 2019 | Budget, Healthcare
Governor says 2020 budget projects $1.1 billion in savings, largely from spending on employee healthcare
NJ Congress Members Translate Pledges for ACA Protection into Plans
Lilo H. Stainton | March 5, 2019 | Healthcare
Among action items, bills that would safeguard consumers against ‘junk’ insurance plans, dedicate $10 billion for state reinsurance programs
Flu Threat Continues in New Jersey, Along with Calls to Vaccinate
Lilo H. Stainton | March 4, 2019 | Healthcare
With some time to go before flu season ends, health officials say it’s not too late to get the vaccine
GOP Lawmakers Seek Ban on E-Cigarette Possession by Minors
Lilo H. Stainton | February 27, 2019 | Healthcare
A bid to quell an ‘alarming’ growth in the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices by New Jersey kids
Lawmakers Seek to Cut ‘Excess’ Pharmacy Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | February 26, 2019 | Healthcare
Senate passes bill that would prevent insurers from levying copayments higher than the cash price of a medication
Federal Changes to Funding of Family Planning Spark Outrage in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | February 25, 2019 | Healthcare
Trump administration’s new rules would place further restrictions on how organizations in receipt of Title X money could operate
NJ Moves Closer to Joining Multi-State Licensing Pact for Nurses
Lilo H. Stainton | February 22, 2019 | Healthcare
By 2030, the workforce in New Jersey is estimated to fall some 11,400 nurses short of the demand for their services
Non-Medical Measures to Improve Public Health: What Works?
Lilo H. Stainton | February 21, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey has many programs in place, but which are worth spending the most state money — and time — on?
On Deck: An Effort to Make Student Athletes Aware of Addiction Risks
Lilo H. Stainton | February 20, 2019 | Healthcare
Studies show an elevated risk of opioid addiction for student athletes from injuries suffered in football and other high-contact sports
Gauging How Family, Community Impact Children’s Mental Health
Lilo H. Stainton | February 19, 2019 | Healthcare
Rutgers-Camden study pinpoints childhood trauma as likely source of anxiety, depression, suggests healthy family life, civic engagement can mitigate problems
Safety Concerns Prompt Lawmakers to Mull Sales Ban on ‘Baby Walkers’
Lilo H. Stainton | February 15, 2019 | Healthcare
More than 230,000 children were treated for injuries over 24 years; industry notes safety record is improving
State to Launch Local Needle Exchanges, Enhance Services at Current Sites
Lilo H. Stainton | February 13, 2019 | Healthcare
DOH says plans part of broad multiagency strategy to foster syringe-access programs, other offerings across New Jersey
Lawmakers Seek to Close Gap in Mail-Order Vape Sales
Lilo H. Stainton | February 12, 2019 | Healthcare
Assemblyman ‘unapologetic’ about the latest effort to curb nicotine addiction, especially among young New Jerseyans
Big Push to Make Medicaid in New Jersey More Effective and Efficient
Lilo H. Stainton | February 11, 2019 | Healthcare
State officials, policy experts and philanthropists team up to make changes that have been under discussion for a long time
Aid-in-Dying Legislation Advances After Passionate Testimony Pro and Con
Lilo H. Stainton | February 8, 2019 | Healthcare
Strong disagreement over measure that would allow physicians in New Jersey to prescribe lethal doses of medication to certain patients with less than six months to live
Connecting the Dots Among Poverty, Chronic Diseases, ER Visits
Lilo H. Stainton | February 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Analyzing data from more than 3 million emergency room visits, group confirms most troubling concerns about New Jersey healthcare
Camden Program to Cut Hospital Readmissions Gains National Attention
Lilo H. Stainton | February 5, 2019 | Healthcare
The focus was on getting patients follow-up visits with primary-care doctors within seven days of being discharged from hospital
Campaign Expands to Curb Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Lilo H. Stainton | January 31, 2019 | Healthcare
Initiative successfully targets low-income, black, and Hispanic families, leads to reduced sales of soda and fruit drinks
Bergen County Hospital Picked for National Program to Reduce Health Disparities
Lilo H. Stainton | January 29, 2019 | Healthcare
Holy Name Medical Center will tackle lower rate of cancer screening among Asian-Americans
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