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Risky business: 10 percent of NJ parents uninsured in latest count

Nationwide, 12 percent of parents — or seven million Americans — lacked health insurance in 2015, according to the latest data.

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Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick says 'explanation of benefits' letters need to be made easier to understand. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick says 'explanation of benefits' letters need to be made easier to understand. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ lawmaker: Give people medical insurance bills they can actually read

It can be a cold, confusing world, but Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick says the fix starts with ‘explanation of benefits’ forms from health insurers.

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500,000 NJ residents could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump, think tank says

If President-elect Donald Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act includes a reversal of the expansion of Medicaid, residents all over New Jersey could be at risk of losing their health insurance.

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Pet insurance, ID theft protection among bonus benefits offered by employers

Be on the lookout for some new offerings that can help you save big bucks on expenses you've been handling on your own for years.

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The debate between Medicare vs. long-term insurance

Q. What’s the difference between long-term care insurance and the kind of care that Medicare pays for?

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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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In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, photo, Caiti Riley, who lost her left leg when she was 4-years-old, poses for a photo near her home in San Antonio. Riley's insurance plan is paying most of the cost for a new running leg to complement the one she uses every day. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, photo, Caiti Riley, who lost her left leg when she was 4-years-old, poses for a photo near her home in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Why insurance denies your claim, but pays your neighbor’s

Tracey Stahl lost part of a leg to bone cancer last fall, and she has to wince through bouts of crippling pain from an ill-fitting artificial limb because of a strange health insurance limit: Her plan covers just one limb per lifetime.

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FILE - In this July 12, 2016, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. As the Zika virus escalates into a public health crisis, members of Congress remain entrenched politically, with Republicans and Democrats pointing fingers over the failure to act as the number of mosquito-transmitted cases in the U.S. grows. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
FILE - In this July 12, 2016, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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McConnell: Federal health care overhaul is ‘crashing’

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress.

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Is New Jersey ready to adopt single-payer healthcare system?

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora is introducing legislation that would have New Jersey establish a single-payer healthcare system, the first in the United States.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a sign for Aetna Inc., sits atop a building at the company headquarters in in Hartford, Conn. Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company, it was announced Friday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a sign for Aetna Inc., sits atop a building at the company headquarters in in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans from potential cost hikes and lower quality care.

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