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Jun

Conaway Bill to Require Insurers to Notify Patients when Health Coverage is Cut Off by Subscribers Clears Assembly Panel

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(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Herb Conaway, M.D., (D-Burlington) requiring health insurance companies to inform individuals covered under a health benefit plan that the plan’s subscriber has terminated their coverage was released Monday by an Assembly committee.” “No one should have to learn they no longer have health benefits

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11
Jun

Bill to Protect N.J. Drinking Water from Likely Carcinogen Clears Assembly

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Bill Comes Amid Moorestown Water Concerns (TRENTON) – The full Assembly on Thursday approved legislation Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, M.D., Troy Singleton and L. Grace Spencer sponsored to protect New Jersey’s drinking water from toxic contaminant. The bill (A-3954) seeks a maximum contaminant level for 1, 2, 3-trichloropropane. It requires

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11
Jun

Assembly Approves Conaway, Benson & Pinkin Bill to Allow Residents to Text 911

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(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Daniel Benson and Nancy Pinkin to enable residents to text 911 in an emergency was approved Thursday by the Assembly. The sponsors said the ability to text 911 will be a vital service for New Jersey residents with communication disabilities and

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8
Jun

Bill to Make Cost-Effective Biological Drug Alternatives More Widely Available Continues Advancing

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A Senate panel on Monday continued advancing legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Daniel Benson, Shavonda Sumter, Angel Fuentes and Nancy Pinkin to make it easier for consumers to obtain more cost-effective, “generic” versions of biological medicines used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis,

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4
Jun

Bill to Protect Military Installation from Base Closures Clears Assembly Panel

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(TRENTON) – An Assembly panel released legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, Adam Taliaferro and Cleopatra Tucker to help protect and preserve military bases across New Jersey. The sponsors said the announcement of the closings of additional military facilities across the country, under the Base Realignment and

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2
Jun

Conaway & Benson Bill Requiring Health Insurers to Cover New Abuse-Deterrent Pain Medications Clears Assembly Panel

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  Legislation is Aimed at Reducing Opiate Addictions & Overdoses An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. and Daniel Benson requiring health insurers to cover prescription pain relief medications designed to decrease abuse and addiction. Specifically, the bill (A-4271) would require health insurers

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16
May

Bill Requiring Medicaid to Cover Diabetes Education for Patients Clears Assembly Panel

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(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Nancy Pinkin and Shavonda Sumter to educate Medicaid patients on diabetes and pre-diabetes care was released Monday by an Assembly panel. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in New Jersey, and responsible for nearly 2,000 deaths each year, according

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14
May

Bill to Notify Public of Open Beds at Drug Treatment Facilities Gains Assembly OK

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Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Shavonda Sumter and Raj Mukherji to help more individuals struggling to overcome substance abuse receive the treatment they need gained Assembly approval on Thursday. The bill (A-3955) would require the development and maintenance of a database to advise

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14
May

Assembly Approved Bill to Make Cost-Effective Biological Drug Alternatives More Widely Available

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The full Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Daniel Benson, Shavonda Sumter, Angel Fuentes and Nancy Pinkin to make it easier for consumers to obtain more cost-effective, “generic” versions of biological medicines used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis,

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14
May

Bill to Boost Pedestrian Safety along Dangerous Corridors Clears Assembly

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(TRENTON) – Legislation Assemblymen Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway M.D., Benjie Wimberly and Carmelo Garcia sponsored to boost pedestrian safety throughout New Jersey was approved Thursday by the General Assembly. Noting the high number of fatalities along Route 130 in Burlington County, considered the state’s most dangerous corridor, the lawmakers designed

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