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Taxes More Complicated for Affordable Care Act Recipients

1-8-15
Those who get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act must fill out additional tax forms when filing their returns.
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Medicare to Cut Payments to Hospitals with High Rates of Infection

1-7-15
Hospitals found to have high rates of hospital-acquired infections and avoidable injuries will get a 1 percent cut to Medicare payments.
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Brain Injury Now a Medical Specialty

1-6-15
The American Board of Medical Specialties has decided brain injury needs its own division and one Edison facility is focused on helping patients recover.
Runway of Dreams founder Mindy Sheier, right, poses with focus group participants. Photo courtesy of Mindy Sheier.

NJ Mom Hopes to Make Clothing for Disabled Mainstream

1-5-15
Mindy Scheier of Livingston created Runway of Dreams to make clothing that is easier for those with physical disabilities to wear more readily available and more mainstream.
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State Workers Question Legality of Prescription Copay Increases

1-2-15
New Jersey is facing a lawsuit over increases to prescription copays for state workers.
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Upward Trend of Flu Virus in NJ

1-1-15
There is an upward trend in New Jersey of flu virus H3N2, with about 60 cases reported so far this season.
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HHS Officer: 105,000 New Jerseyans Enrolled in Affordable Care Act

12-30-14
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region II Executive Officer Dennis Gonzalez says that so far more than 105,000 New Jerseyans have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act in the first month of the enrollment period.
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It’s not too late to save money on Obamacare plans

12-30-14
Individuals who didn't shop around for a new health plan on HealthCare.gov have until Feb. 15 to choose a different plan.
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FDA to Lift Lifetime Blood Donation Ban for Men Who Have Had Sex with Other Men

12-26-14
The FDA plans to lift a lifetime ban for men who have had sex with other men to donate blood, but donations will still not be accepted from men who have had sex with another man in the past year. LGBT organizations disagree with that decision.

Horizon BCBSNJ to offer 24/7 telephone, online access to doctors

12-26-14
Starting Jan. 1, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey customers will be able to access a board certified doctor online 24 hours a day.