State of New Jersey secondary Archives: on Health Care


Rich Pezzullo: Repeal ObamaCare; it's a dangerous proposal

Rich Pezzullo sees firsthand the effect of˙ Federal meddling in health care industry and has vowed to fight it. As a technology manager, he sees how regulations regarding data collection and reporting are affecting the daily contact between doctors and patients.˙ Rich supports full ObamaCare Repeal and will use his power as a U. S. Senator to block funding and implementation of this dangerous proposal. ˙
Source: 2018 New Jersey Senate campaign website pezzullo.com Jan 1, 2018

Kim Guadagno: Bring public insurance in line with private sector

The Pension and Health Benefit Commission found that by reducing 'Cadillac' health insurance plans for public workers and bringing healthcare in line with private sector plans, New Jersey can save up to $2.5 billion and cut property taxes by 8% while still delivering high quality care.
Source: 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial website KimForNJ.com Sep 1, 2017

Seth Kaper-Dale: Health care a right, not a benefit

NJ Single Payer Medicare for All would provide first-rate health care for all New Jerseyans and would save billions of dollars. The health care we receive is managed by an unnecessary and ridiculously expensive middle-manager -- the health insurance industry. After eliminating insurance payments, an increase in payroll taxes (6% on the employer side, 2% on the employee) could put this program into effect immediately with no deductibles, no co-pays, no premiums.
Source: 2018 New Jersey Governor website KaperDaleForGovernor.com Aug 8, 2017

Jack Ciattarelli: Discontinue ObamaCare Cadillac health insurance plans

Source: 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial campaign website Jack4Gov.com Jan 17, 2017

Steve Fulop: Partner with public health groups to fight urban disparities

Mayor Steven M. Fulop, in collaboration with [city and private agencies], has been identified to receive a $10,000 community seed award from the HealthyCommunity50 Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, for work toward making measurable change in their local communities.

The Challenge, a partnership between the Aetna Foundation & the American Public Health Association, will award $1.5 million in prizes to small and mid-sized cities & counties that are able to show measurable change over the course of several years working with cross-sector partnerships to implement health innovations and data-driven solutions. Hundreds of public/private entities applied nationwide.

"I am thrilled that the Jersey City HealthyCommunity50 Collaborative was selected to receive grant dollars to enhance the meaningful work we're doing to increase health and develop strong partnerships to combat health disparities that plague cities like ours," said Mayor Fulop.

Source: Mayoral press release for 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial race Sep 15, 2016

Steve Fulop: Combat health disparities that plague cities

The Jersey City Anti Violence Coalition Movement has been identified to receive a $10,000 community seed award from the HealthyCommunity50 Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. This Jersey City-based HealthyCommunity50 Collaborative is one of 50 organizations nationwide awarded for work toward making measurable change in their local communities.

The Challenge will award $1.5 million in prizes to cities & counties that are able to show measurable change over the course of several years working with cross-sector partnerships to implement health innovations and data-driven solutions. The HealthyCommunity50 were chosen based on plans to improve the health of their communities in at least one of five domains:

  1. Healthy behaviors
  2. community safety
  3. built environment
  4. social/economic factors and
  5. environmental exposures.
"I am thrilled that the Jersey City HealthyCommunity50 Collaborative was selected to combat health disparities that plague cities like ours," said Mayor Fulop.
Source: Mayoral press release in 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race Sep 15, 2016

Chris Christie: Hold down Medicaid costs while providing focused choice

In 2010, we put in place a model to better connect populations most in need of assistance with the kind of care they actually need--whether seniors, people with disabilities, or adults with substance abuse or mental illness. We reformed the state's Medicaid program and created an innovative system that gives senior citizens & people with disabilities easier access to care and greater choice.

Our whole emphasis has been to deliver the right level of service to the right person, in the right place. As a result, we've increased and improved the options of assistance and care provided in a home setting and in the community, while reducing our reliance on more traditional institutional care, whether in nursing homes or developmental centers.

This approach has worked under Medicaid, improving services and holding down costs. NJ's Medicaid spending growth on these groups has trailed the national average, and has been cited as the second lowest in the region.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 New Jersey Legislature Jan 13, 2015

Bonnie Watson Coleman: Before ObamaCare, millions were deprived of affordable care

Coleman understands that health care is a basic need. Prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans were deprived of the ability to obtain quality and affordable health care.

Now, Americans are no longer discriminated against by insurance companies because of their pre-existing conditions. Millions of children are now covered under their parent's health insurance until they reach the age of 26. Preventative measures are now emphasized. We have come too far to repeal these protections. Coleman believes that the Act should be fully implemented and supported to ensure that it works the way it is intended.

Our focus should be on keeping the healthy, healthy. We should reduce the costs of acute care and emergency room visits. We should consider the needs of individual communities in the implementation of health care policies. In Congress, Coleman will continue to be a leading voice in the fight for access to affordable health care for all Americans.

Source: 2014 New Jersey House campaign website BonnieForCongress.com Oct 10, 2014

Jeff Bell: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility

Question topic: It is the government's responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Bell: Strongly Disagree

Question topic: The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) should be repealed by Congress.

Bell: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Murray Sabrin: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility

Question topic: It is the government's responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Sabrin: Strongly Disagree

Question topic: The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) should be repealed by Congress.

Sabrin: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Cory Booker: ObamaCare is a vital step in the right direction

This is unacceptable, and I firmly support the Affordable Care Act as a vital step in the right direction. I believe that the ACA has begun, and will continue, to significantly transform our health care landscape. For example, right here in New Jersey, the Affordable Care Act has closed the Medicare donut hole for 109,000 Medicare beneficiaries and will save middle class New Jerseyans more than $1,000 per year by 2019.

In Newark, we know that investing up front can produce great gains in the long run, and that the opposite is equally and sadly true. As Mayor I did not wait for the federal government to improve health access for Newarkers.

Source: 2013-2014 New Jersey Senate campaign web CoryBooker.com Nov 3, 2013

Joe Kyrillos: Ok for state to sue to prevent ObamaCare implementation

Excerpts from legislation: Urges Governor not to join lawsuit against enforcement of new federal health reforms: Legislative outcome: Sen. Kyrillos voted NO; Resolution passed Senate 21-16-3; sent to Governor
Source: New Jersey legislative voting records: SCR 108 Jun 21, 2010

Ray Lesniak: NJ should not sue to prevent ObamaCare implementation

Excerpts from legislation: Urges Governor not to join lawsuit against enforcement of new federal health reforms: Legislative outcome: Sen. Lesniak voted YES; Resolution passed Senate 21-16-3; sent to Governor
Source: New Jersey legislative voting records: SCR 108 Jun 21, 2010

Richard Codey: NJ should not sue to prevent ObamaCare implementation

Excerpts from legislation: Urges Governor not to join lawsuit against enforcement of new federal health reforms: Legislative outcome: Sen. Codey voted YES; Resolution passed Senate 21-16-3; sent to Governor
Source: New Jersey legislative voting records: SCR 108 Jun 21, 2010

Thomas Kean Jr.: Ok for state to sue to prevent ObamaCare implementation

Excerpts from legislation: Urges Governor not to join lawsuit against enforcement of new federal health reforms: Legislative outcome: Sen. Kean voted NO; Resolution passed Senate 21-16-3; sent to Governor
Source: New Jersey legislative voting records: SCR 108 Jun 21, 2010

Jim McGreevey: More patient rights and senior protections

Source: Workprint for New Jersey Jun 25, 2001

Donny DiFrancesco: More funds for senior prescriptions, charity care, Medicaid

Source: New Jersey congressional voting records Dec 25, 2000

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