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Published in The Courier-Post by Kim Mulford David Mayer didn’t talk about death or funerals or end-of-life decisions with his mother. Didn’t want to. “Because it’s difficult — you don’t talk about it, ” the Gloucester Township mayor said. “People don’t talk about it. That’s not abnormal.” Instead of having that difficult conversation, the family faced difficult decisions. In her final days, […]

Published in Quality Institute , Conversation of a Lifetime

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NJSpotlight Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett Nutrition, lead poisoning, and fitness were key targets at meeting that brought together state agencies and advocacy groups. A diverse range of programs — promoting breakfast in the classroom, screening for lead poisoning, maintaining state parks and safe streets — are all part of New Jersey’s increasingly broad strategy […]

Published in Access to care , Consumer Protection , NJ News , Health care policy issues

Continue Reading Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more and more individuals are gaining access to insurance. Therefore, part of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s responsibility is to make the complexities of the healthcare industry more easily understandable for members, according to Linda Schwimmer, JD, president and CEO of the New Jersey […]

Published in Affordable Care Act

Continue Reading The options for New Jersey consumers who buy health coverage through the Affordable Care Act will dwindle to two next year, from five in 2016, after state regulators take over Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey. The non-profit company, a start-up established through President Obama’s signature health law, has 35,000 members. The state Department […]

Published in Affordable Care Act , Health Insurance , Access to care , Consumer Protection , Health care policy issues , Eligibility and Enrollment

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Published by Joan Randell and Raquel Mazon Jeffers in Health Affairs Blog As part of our mission to improve New Jersey’s health care delivery systems and reduce the costs of care for its underserved populations, The Nicholson Foundation has been working to strengthen primary care in the state’s safety-net system. Central to this effort is […]

Published in Consumer Protection , Health care policy issues , Behavioral Health

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