Archive for the ‘Health & Welfare’ Category

REPORT: The Index of Long-Term Care Vulnerability

REPORT: The Index of Long-Term Care Vulnerability
Executive Summary Long-term care (LTC) for the elderly is already a large risk and expense for private citizens and public programs. The need for and cost of LTC will increase radically with the aging of the baby-boom generation. Most expensive long-term care, including care provided in nursing homes...
January 15th, 2014 | Featured, Health & Welfare | Read More

Healthcare Summit 2013

Healthcare Summit 2013
On May 23, 2013, the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey (CSI-NJ) hosted “Healthcare Summit 2013” at the New Jersey State House Annex in Trenton, New Jersey. Distinguished speakers included… Poonam Alaigh, M.D., New Jersey State Commissioner of Health and Senior Services (2010-2011)...
May 23rd, 2013 | Featured, Health & Welfare | Read More

Healthcare for New Jersey, Now What

Healthcare for New Jersey, Now What
The historic Supreme Court decision on June 28, 2012 upheld the individual mandate, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. It also ruled that the states had the right to choose their participation in the Medicaid expansion without any penalty or loss of federal match for the state Medicaid program...
August 14th, 2012 | Featured, Health & Welfare | Read More

Medicaid Program Fails Fraud Test

by Kenneth Artz This article is published by the Heartland Institute, and originally appeared on Heartland.org. New Jersey’s Medicaid program is lax when it comes to detecting and recovering fraudulent claims, resulting in higher insurance costs for citizens, according to two recent audits of the...
November 18th, 2011 | Health & Welfare, Policy | Read More

The Right Prescription for NJ’s Healthcare System

Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP Former Commissioner, NJ Health and Senior Services Board of Directors, Common Sense Institute of New Jersey Originally published on NJSpotlight New Jersey’s healthcare system touches all our lives and has a profound effect on the state’s economy. Unfortunately,...
August 31st, 2011 | Health & Welfare, Policy | Read More

Averting a Medicaid Crisis in New Jersey

Averting a Medicaid Crisis in New Jersey
As the nation prepares for the possible full implementation of federal health care reform, New Jersey must prepare for the coming effects on the state’s Medicaid population. On April 12, CSI-NJ hosted a forum to educate legislators, legislative staff and other policymakers about the ways the Patient...
April 26th, 2011 | Featured, Health & Welfare, Policy | Read More