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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.
161012Cornell

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.
161010Burz

Aid In Dying Bill Passes Committee, Heads to House Vote

10-10-16
Assemblyman John Burzichelli is the sponsor of an assisted suicide bill that would help those diagnosed with terminal illnesses control their own fate.
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Rep. Norcross Wants Immediate Mental Health Care for Veterans

10-6-16
Congressman Donald Norcross wants to provide immediate mental health care for all U.S. veterans seeking emergency help to reduce the high number of suicides among former members of the military.
161006Hill

NJTV Drug Addiction Forum Focuses on Treatment

10-6-16
The fourth NJTV Drug Addiction Crisis Community Forum held at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark focused on getting treatment for those suffering from addiction.
161005McGreevey

Former Gov. McGreevey: Strong Connection Between Addiction and Incarceration

10-5-16
Jim McGreevey is the executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program. He advocates for incarcerated individuals and believes tackling the drug addiction problem is necessary.
160929Delmore

Emergency Personnel Prepared for Hoboken Train Crash

9-29-16
According to officials, hospitals, EMS and ambulance companies routinely run drills in the event of a transportation emergency, which helped them prepare for an incident like this.