State Initiatives

By Tara Adams Ragone
In Children's Issues
Oct 22nd, 2013
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I was stunned to learn recently that female lacrosse players, at least in my town in New Jersey, may not wear hard helmets even though male lacrosse players must wear them.  This struck me as ludicrous and unfair.   Both sports involve athletes running around with long sticks, hurling dense rubber balls at high speeds. […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Law
Mar 19th, 2013
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Professor John Jacobi appeared in a feature Op-ed in The Record, describing the veto of New Jersey’s health insurance exchange bill as “a lost opportunity.” Professor Jacobi writes: MANY STATES are gearing up their health insurance exchanges to accept new enrollees in October. Others, including New Jersey, have refused to do so, leaving the management […]...
By John V. Jacobi
In Medicaid
Jul 12th, 2012
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I recently wrote about the plight of poor adults in states that reject “Medicaid 2.0″ — that is, the expansions of Medicaid contained in the ACA.  Just to recap, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the expansions, but held that Medicaid’s historical power to enforce state uniformity — sanctioning states up to and including [&...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Law
Jun 21st, 2012
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Professor John Jacobi appeared in a New Jersey Spotlight article which examined, rather comprehensively, the impact thus far for the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey. New Jersey Spotlight determined that Healthcare in New Jersey is being profoundly altered by the 2010 Affordable Care Act, and no matter how the Supreme Court rules on its […]...
By Tara Adams Ragone
In Health Reform
Jan 24th, 2012
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Governor Christie has pocket vetoed a bill that would have required one-room ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in New Jersey to be licensed by the State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), as ASCs with more than one operating room already are. More than One Room Under current law (e.g., N.J.S.A. 26:2H-1 et seq.; N.J.A.C. […]...