Archive for Tag: health care

Bramnick: Hospitals need to open for non-Covid-19 health care needs

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick called for Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen hospitals and medical facilities to treat all patients. “People are avoiding their health care needs,” said Bramnick (R-Union).  “Doctors must be given a green light to treat all patients, and medical facilities can open...

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DePhillips and DiMaso want federal government to forgive student loans for doctors, nurses and EMS employees

TRENTON, N.J. – With doctors, nurses and emergency medical services personnel risking their lives on a daily basis to battle the coronavirus outbreak and save lives, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso are urging the federal government to create a student loan forgiveness program so they don’t also...

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How to sew a coronavirus face mask with Assemblywoman Munoz

SUMMIT, N.J. – Sitting at her home sewing machine, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz shares how to make face masks during the coronavirus outbreak in a new video released today. A retired licensed registered nurse, Munoz has been volunteering to help health care workers on the frontlines through her county’s emergency...

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Bramnick proposes “battle pay” for frontline health workers amid coronavirus

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is calling for insurance companies to support paying frontline health care workers to reflect the hardship and increased danger of their work providing care to patients infected with COVID-19. “Most procedures have a code that is equivalent to insurance company reimbursement,” said...

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Coronavirus shutdown opens opportunity for lawmaker to share other skills

SUMMIT, N.J. –Political gatherings have been cancelled, public events rescheduled and legislative meetings are moving online in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Although the virus is clearing legislators’ social and political calendars, it is not stopping them from finding other ways to serve the people. One Assemblywoman, Nancy Munoz,...

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Munoz offers solutions to nurse staffing shortages in video

TRENTON, N.J. – One of the Assembly’s most knowledgeable members on health care, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, proposed two bills to combat the nurse staffing shortages that are being exacerbated by an aging population and now the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, New Jersey...

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Munoz introduces legislation giving nurses power over staffing ratios

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz is sponsoring legislation that would require hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities to form committees that would create and implement nurse-to-patient ratios as part of staffing plans. Nurses would comprise at least 55 percent of the committee. “Nurses have a profound...

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