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161027Vannozzi

Affordable Care Act Insurance Rates Increase Average of 25 Percent

10-27-16
Across the country, policy holders getting insurance through the Affordable Care Act will see an average increase of about 25 percent through the federal marketplace. New Jersey ranks 21st.
161024Delmore

Legislation Aims to Improve Detection of Childhood Lead Poisoning

10-24-16
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is launching new legislation that would require kids to be tested for lead poisoning before they enter elementary school.
161019Wanko

Raising Awareness About Breast Cancer in Men

10-24-16
It's rare for men to develop breast cancer, but because of that there isn't much awareness around diagnosing the disease in men.
161020Vannozzi

Assembly Approves Aid in Dying Bill

10-20-16
After hearing testimony on both sides of the issue, members of the Assembly approved the Aid in Dying bill, which would allow terminally ill patients with six months to live the option to take a physician prescribed medication to end their life. The bill now heads to the Senate.
161020Delmore

Bergen Community College Offers Class to Vets About Experiences in War

10-20-16
An English class at Bergen Community College uses short stories, poems and film to talk about what it’s like to experience war.
161019Vannozzi

Health Care Changes Could Impact Mental Health Services

10-19-16
Community health care providers and mental health advocates hoped to convince lawmakers that state funding cuts to charity care and the fee-for-service change would hit mental health services hard.
161013Hill

Jewish Home Family in Rockleigh Takes in Abused Seniors

10-13-16
The free program Senior Haven houses seniors who have suffered abuse at Jewish Home Family in Rockleigh until they can find a permanent place to live.
161012Delmore

NJ Lawmakers Consider Bill to Regulate Telemedicine

10-12-16
New Jersey legislators are considering a bill to regulate telemedicine: the use of videoconferencing between a medical professional and patient. The technology is already being used in more than 60 percent of health care institutions nationwide.
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44,000 NJ Residents Aren’t Taking Advantage of Affordable Care Act Subsidies

10-12-16
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Jackie Cornell explains that her department is working on outreach to ensure people who are eligible for Affordable Care Act subsidies know they can take advantage of them.
161010Vannozzi

Coalition Pushes for Public Health Care Option in NJ

10-10-16
Some groups in New Jersey are pushing for a government-run, public option for health insurance. They say it would help control prices and increase stability in the marketplace.