Articles By: Paul Tyahla

New Jersey Should Approach Health Insurance Exchanges Cautiously

Poonam Alaigh MD, MSHCPM, FACP Board of Directors, Former Commissioner of the Department of Health and Senior Services We, in the state of New Jersey under the leadership of Governor Christie, continue to implement provisions of health reform law as deemed appropriate to improving the health of the...
March 30th, 2012 | Commentary | Read More

Medicaid Safety Net Needs Mending

Dr. Poonam Alaigh Board of Directors More than 1.2 million lives in New Jersey rely on the safety net provided by Medicaid. However, the viability of that safety net will be put at risk if we do not understand and prepare for the potential repercussions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...
March 6th, 2012 | Commentary | Read More

CSI-NJ President Debates the 2013 Budget

On February 21, Governor Christie introduced his $32 billion budget. The spending package includes several significant policy changes geared toward making government more efficient and taxpayer-friendly. Among the changes are a 10% income tax cut for all taxpayers, the expanded use of drug courts for...
February 29th, 2012 | In The News, Media Center | Read More

What Will School Funding Be In Your District This Year?

What Will School Funding Be In Your District This Year?
New Jersey would distribute more than $11.2 billion in state aid to school districts, under a modified formula included in Governor Christie’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. State aid to school districts and municipalities is mostly the result of income tax collections that are constitutionally-dedicated...
February 27th, 2012 | Featured, Transparency | Read More

In Need of Healing: Medicaid and the New Jersey Budget

In Need of Healing: Medicaid and the New Jersey Budget
Click here to read "In Need of Healing New researched released by Dr. Poonam Alaigh, a member of CSI-NJ’s Board of Directors, demonstrates the cost the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will add onto New Jersey’s Medicaid budget, and offers solutions to preserve Medicaid’s...
February 15th, 2012 | Featured | Read More

Bringing Blended Learning to New Jersey

School districts across New Jersey are looking to blended learning as a means of expanding the courses offered to students and engaging them in 21st Century learning systems, while holding down costs. In December, Anthony Kim of Education Elements addressed an education forum co-hosted by the Monmouth...
February 14th, 2012 | In The News, Media Center | Read More

What Would Your Public Pension Be Worth?

What Would Your Public Pension Be Worth?
Taxpayers interested in public employee pensions can now calculate the exact value of those pensions for specific cases, and even see how much a private-sector worker would have to save in an annuity to get the same benefit. The tool is available on CalculateYourPublicPension.com, a project of the Manhattan...
February 10th, 2012 | Featured | Read More