Archive for Tag: Medicaid

DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices advances to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program may soon be required to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services under a bill advanced to the governor’s desk Monday. The bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, says greater financial transparency is needed to...

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DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Greater financial transparency is needed to lower Medicaid costs for taxpayers and prescription drug prices for beneficiaries, says Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. A bill she sponsors requiring pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services...

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Peterson legislation protecting taxpayer funded Covid-19 health services advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Public funds dedicated to counties for Covid-19 testing, diagnosis and treatment would be preserved for those in greatest need under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson and advanced by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee today. The bill (A5215) allows counties to access state...

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Horizon’s payoff to the state should be dedicated to affordable health care, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths questioned why the $600 million going to the state in the Horizon bill (A5119) is not being used to lower costs for customers. “If Horizon is a nonprofit and has that much money leftover in the first place, premiums and rates should be...

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Dancer bills designed to increase support and services for youth with developmental disabilities

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer recently introduced two bills to increase support for youth with developmental disabilities by establishing new clinical training and expanding a state agency. “More can be done to help families and youth with developmental disabilities,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “From their healthcare to community-based services,...

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Bramnick bill to support healthier expectant mothers and babies passes Senate

TRENTON, N.J. –The state Senate voted unanimously in favor of legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick that improves the health of pregnant women and babies by expanding Medicaid coverage for group prenatal care services. “Women need our support to ensure the best outcomes for both mom and...

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