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Rep. Tom MacArthur, center, pauses while speaking to members of the media off the House Chamber . (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Frelinghuysen: U.S. Senate will ‘significantly’ improve health care bill

U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen said the legislation isn't perfect, but he believes it protects those with pre-existing conditions and restores essential health benefits,

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Mommouth Medical Center's Southern Campus in Lakewood, part of the RWJBarnabas system
Mommouth Medical Center's Southern Campus in Lakewood, part of the RWJBarnabas system (The Lakewood Scoop)
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Aetna, RWJBarnabas reach agreement with no interruption to health coverage

Facing a Saturday deadline, the agreement keeps RWJBarnabas as an in-network provider for Aetna members for the next two years.

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NJ employers predict another spike in health care costs for 2017

Nov. 1 marks the beginning of the open enrollment period, and many employers will be passing added costs on to you.

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Nearly 10 percent of your pay goes right to health care costs, report finds

Health care coverage for New Jersey workers is taking a much bigger chunk out of their incomes compared to years past, according to a new analysis.

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Health care job fair coming to Ocean County Library in Toms River

Looking to break into the burgeoning health care field? In it already, but looking for new challenges? Positions, waiting to be filled, are open to the right applicants on October 26 at the Ocean County Library Toms River branch.

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Proposed NJ law spells out rules on telemedicine

It already exists in the Garden State, but New Jersey is on a very short list of states without regulations specifically addressing the field of telemedicine - the virtual interaction between patient and doctor.

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NJEA headquarters (Kevin McArdle, NJ101.5 news)
NJEA headquarters (Kevin McArdle, NJ101.5 news)
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Teachers union getting in the way of Christie’s budget plan to cut health costs

Gov. Chris Christie’s intention to save a quarter-billion dollars through changes to the health plans for public workers and retirees has hit a major snag.

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State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. (Kena Betancur, Getty Images News)
State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. (Kena Betancur, Getty Images News)
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Payments for waiving health coverage may get reduced

Local government workers can be paid for waiving health coverage. Some lawmakers want to reduce the payments. Unions are fighting the idea.

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Omnia overload? What NJ’s healthcare overhaul means for you

Horizon's Omnia plan just beginning to be understood. It could be the future of health care or the death knell for small urban hospitals -- or maybe both.

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A New Ally in the Overdose Battle

The Ocean and Monmouth County Prosecutors' Offices have announced a new partnership in the fight to stem the rising tide of heroin and opiate overdose deaths...

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