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Health care advocate: new GOP bill ‘even more problematic’

Linda Schwimmer, president and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, says proposed changes in the individual market make the new Senate GOP bill problematic. discusses how the new GOP health care bill would allow affect the Garden State.

Governor proposes reorganization of mental health services for better integration of care

The goal of combining the two departments is to better treat both the behavioral and physical health of patients, but critics argue the timing is bad.

Advocates and critics await Christie’s decision on Paid Family Leave reform bill

A bill is sitting on Gov. Christie’s desk that would enhance coverage of New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Law and make it the most comprehensive in the nation.

Footprint scanning technology aims to keep newborns safe

A new electronic system captures an infant’s footprint, replacing the traditional ink and paper imprint used for years.

Navy veteran launches nonprofit to help service members with PTSD

Navy veteran Michael Dowens launched the nonprofit Unbroken Warriors to help veterans pay for PTSD treatment.

State shifts to fee for service reimbursements for mental health providers

Mental health providers say under new state payment system -- fee for service -- a no-show means no pay, layoffs and a looming crisis in care.

CDC recommends retesting Newark kids for lead after skewed results

The CDC says the issue affects kids between the ages of one and six, who got the test tube version of the blood lead test before May 17 and got a result of ten micrograms per deciliter or less.

MacArthur discusses heroin task force, dismisses CBO score

As a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, Rep. Tom MacArthur discusses how the federal government can help states and communities battling the opioid epidemic.

Problems persist despite declining homeless rate

The leading causes of homelessness continues to be eviction and job loss, but other drivers include mental health issues, substance abuse and chronic health conditions.

Vote on controversial Senate GOP health care bill delayed

The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare will cause premiums to go up and the number of uninsured Americans to surge.