Archive for Tag: health

Bergen reminds Murphy that public and economic health are inter-dependent

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen says for Murphy to continue protecting the health of state residents, he must have an equal focus on the state’s economy. “He’s right in one sense,” said Bergen (R-Morris). “If the health care system fails, there will be severe, long-term economic consequences. However,...

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Bills improving end-of-life and palliative care signed into law

TRENTON, NJ – Patients with serious illnesses or facing end-of-life issues will find improved medical care thanks to bills (A4683 and A4685) sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and signed into law this week. A4683 requires health providers and administrative staff at assisted living facilities, personal care homes, dementia care...

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Murphy signs Dancer bill making prescription drugs more affordable by eliminating clawbacks and gag clauses

TRENTON, N.J. – Under a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy today and sponsored Assemblyman Ron Dancer, prescription drug costs will be more affordable and transparent by eliminating controversial practices known as clawbacks and gag clauses. The bill (S2690/A3993/A2214) prohibits pharmacy benefit managers, the middleman that manage the...

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Democrats insistent on taxing patients’ use of medical marijuana

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted to expand medical marijuana as legitimate medicine for many illnesses  today, but Democrats aren’t treating it like a regular prescription. Instead, they are taxing it – even though New Jersey’s medical marijuana is already the most expensive in the nation and isn’t covered by...

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Bramnick calls for legislative hearings on retaliation against doctors

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick called for legislative hearings Monday on whether health insurance companies retaliate against doctors who challenge their reimbursement policies. “There have been some allegations that if a doctor questions reimbursement from an insurance company or speaks out against health insurance company policies,...

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