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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
No Easy Answers to NJ’s Racial Disparities in Infant, Maternal Health
Lilo H. Stainton | February 13, 2018 | Healthcare
Poverty, other social factors pinpointed as reasons why childbirth can be dangerous for many women and babies in New Jersey
State Lawmaker Calls for Nation's First Opioid Warning Labels
Lilo H. Stainton | February 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Warnings would highlight the significant potential for addiction and overdose associated with these drugs
Democrats Call for NJ to Reopen Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | February 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Safe haven needed for seniors with severe mental illness now living in overcrowded, potentially dangerous facilities
Murphy Urged to Undo One Christie Health Reform, Aggressively Monitor Others
Lilo H. Stainton | February 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Human services experts propose reforms including tax credit for low-income parents and better pay for front-line workers
Healthcare Transition Team Calls for Better Integration, Best Practices
Lilo H. Stainton | February 7, 2018 | Healthcare
Focus on reducing racial disparities in care reflects larger campaign goals
As NJ Legislators Try to Fix Out-of-Network Surprise Charges, Doctors Not Happy
Lilo H. Stainton | February 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers try to protect patients from unexpected healthcare charges but the partial fix they propose is opposed by physicians
State Pushes Flu Shots in Effort to Tamp Down Danger in Severe Flu Season
Lilo H. Stainton | February 1, 2018 | Healthcare
Four-year-old girl has died and almost 5,000 residents have been diagnosed
New Jersey Considers Statewide Menthol Ban
Lilo H. Stainton | January 31, 2018 | Healthcare
Menthol cigarettes, thought to be more dangerous and addictive than conventional counterparts, chief target of action
Advocates, Interest Groups Edge Toward Agreement on Out-of-Network Legislation
Lilo H. Stainton | January 30, 2018 | Healthcare
Stakeholders say ‘two-pronged’ approach, that increases transparency and puts a cap on underlying costs, is way to go
Nurses Unions Ramp Up Staffing-Level Campaign
Lilo H. Stainton | January 26, 2018 | Healthcare
Nurse-to-patient staffing ratios should ease the burden on these professionals but some insist it's not the number, it's the workload
Blueprint for Universal Health Insurance for NJ Kids, Including Undocumented
Lilo H. Stainton | January 25, 2018 | Healthcare
Promoters maintain that cost of coverage would be moderate while benefits would be significant
Lawmakers Want to Make It Easier to Change Gender on NJ Birth Certificates
Lilo H. Stainton | January 24, 2018 | Healthcare
Proposal would affect thousands of transgender residents, others in Garden State and make records system among most progressive in nation
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