State News

Report: Expanding Medicaid Could Allow Low-Income Working Residents To Gain Health Insurance

STATE — Last year’s Supreme Court ruling on the legality of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law left the decision on whether to expand Medicaid coverage up to individual states. New Jersey Policy Perspective released a report today that shows up to 176,970 of the nearly 700,000 working adults in the state without health insurance could gain coverage under the proposed Medicaid expansion.

Home Health Agency That Allegedly Placed Uncertified Aides In Patients’ Homes Gets Shut Down

NEWARK – Infinity Healthcare LLC, a Somers Point-based home health agency, has ceased operating and its owner is permanently enjoined from operating any similar business, following a New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs investigation into its placement of health aides for in-home patient care, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today .

Bank Helps Local Storm Victims

FAIR LAWN – Through a matching corporate and employee donation effort, Columbia Bank has raised nearly $22,000 for the American Red Cross, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in support of their local hurricane recovery programs.