TRENTON — In the state’s continuing effort to make health care more transparent for consumers, the Department of Health (DOH) Monday released the “Nursing Home Staffing Report” that provides patients, their families and the public information on direct care staffing levels provided to patients in nursing homes in New Jersey.
I will rise above the temptation to treat New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and his ideological allies as he treats those whom he does not like.
STATE — Whatever brings you outside – a bike ride with friends, a jog in the park or just a stroll around the block – it’s important to keep your heart in mind when the temperature rises.
I’ve often said the U.S. health care system is so complex that trying to understand it makes your hair hurt. Case in point: the Affordable Care Act runs more than 2,000 pages. I’ll grant you that it’s a massive piece of legislation — but lawmakers felt that’s what was needed to fix at least some of the problems that resulted from the helter-skelter way our health care system developed.
The fact that 24-year-old neuroscience student James Holmes had the wherewithal to turn himself into a lethal killing machine is tragic but far from surprising. Frankly, I’m almost surprised it doesn’t happen more often, given that we’re not only raising young people on a diet of violence but indoctrinating them into a worldview that sees violence as a means to an end.
NEWARK – As part of its enforcement effort against unregistered and non-compliant home improvement contractors, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued Notices of Violation against 44 contractors, seeking a total of $195,000 in civil penalties, based on complaints and referrals by consumers from across New Jersey.
TRENTON – Two contractors were sentenced Friday for rigging bids and inflating school contracts at the direction of an engineer who oversaw construction projects for the Westfield and Scotch Plains-Fanwood school districts, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
What consumer beverage outsells milk, beer and soda, costs more than a gallon of gasoline, and is now being banned from sale in some U.S. National Parks?