The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy as it roared through New Jersey last week was impossible to miss: multimillion-dollar homes collapsed like a house of cards, boats berthed on NJ Transit train tracks, much of the Jersey shore reduced to rubble. But the massive storm also did its share of silent — though no less traumatic — damage.
One in four New Jerseyans either is without a bank account or conducts some or all of his or her finances outside the mainstream banking system, according to a recent report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Legislation that would create a pilot program to provide support services in communities with high concentrations of senior citizens has been approved by the Senate Health and Senior Services Committee and goes to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee for consideration.
A handful of anti-hunger advocates in New Jersey have decided that it's time for a new model when it comes to addressing issues of food security.
A 10 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursements from Horizon NJ Health has caused an uproar in the home health community, which fears that the cut in reimbursements will hamper agencies’ ability to handle more clients just when demand is expected to soar due to a change in how Medicaid is administered.
While New Jersey has replaced nearly all of the jobs lost during the first few months of the recession, population growth means that the state has about 60,000 more workers than jobs. This has created an employers' market and is creating a downward pressure on wages, analysts say.
Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto of a financial disclosure bill for hospitals has healthcare advocates up in arms -- and doubting his public stand on transparency. They say the proposed transparency requirements are necessary to ensure that for-profit hospitals do not operate under a veil of secrecy that could endanger patients and workers by putting profit before both.