State Initiatives

Concussion Prevention: When Equal Treatment Might Not Make Good Policy

Concussion Prevention: When Equal Treatment Might Not Make Good Policy
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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. […]

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Professor John Jacobi in The Record on how the lack of a state-run health insurance exchange under the health reform law is ‘a lost opportunity’ for New Jersey

Filed in Health Law, State Initiatives by on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Professor John Jacobi  in The Record on how the lack of a state-run health insurance exchange under the health reform law is ‘a lost opportunity’ for New Jersey
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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 […]

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New Medicaid Donut Hole: Update

Filed in Medicaid, State Initiatives by on July 12, 2012 0 Comments
New Medicaid Donut Hole: Update
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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 […]

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Professor John Jacobi in New Jersey Spotlight on the impact thus far for the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey.

Filed in Health Law, State Initiatives by on June 21, 2012 0 Comments
Professor John Jacobi in New Jersey Spotlight on the impact thus far for the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey.
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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 […]

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Bill Requiring Licensure of One-Room Ambulatory Surgery Centers In New Jersey Dies in Gov. Christie’s Pocket

Filed in Health Reform, State Initiatives by on January 24, 2012 1 Comment
Bill Requiring Licensure of One-Room Ambulatory Surgery Centers  In New Jersey Dies in Gov. Christie’s Pocket
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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. […]

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