The state Senate is proposing a bill that would standardize how hospitals contribute to their towns. The largest hospital lobbying group in the state supports the bill, citing that it would save years of costly litigation that would be necessary otherwise.
One in four people in New Jersey have a mental illness, and of those people only one third receive treatment. More than 985,000 people have an addiction, and of those people only six percent have access to care.
The AARP says the average yearly retail cost of specialty drugs is more than $53,000. That’s more than most households’ yearly income, or twice the household income of Medicare beneficiaries. It’s more than three times the average Social Security benefit.
Whooping cough is an illness caused by a bacteria called bordetella pertussis. This is a bacteria known to produce a very characteristic sound with coughing fits. The infection is highly contagious and can be deadly.
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