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Speaker Prieto: 'Don't let fear trump America's great principles'

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) had the following published in the The Record:

"The events of Paris and Beirut are horrific, and we all share in the resolve to protect our nation and defeat terrorism, but the humanitarian crisis unfolding from Syria is an epic nightmare. No matter our political beliefs, no matter our principles, it's imperative we never forget the idea that whatever we do for the least among us, we do for ourselves..."

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Coughlin, Schaer, Singleton, Lampitt & Spencer Legislation to Increase Transparency in Out-of-Network Care Costs Clears Panel

Asm. Craig Coughlin Bills Call for Written Disclosure of Services Insurance May Not Cover Prior to Medical Procedures, Establishment of Health Care Cost Database

A two-bill consumer protection package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Gary S. Schaer, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt and Grace Spencer intended to eliminate surprise out-of-network health care charges when an individual receives medically-necessary emergency services or inadvertent out-of-network care was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.

"Far too many New Jersey families - even those with quality health benefits plans - find themselves fighting over thousands of dollars in out-of-network charges they never even had the opportunity to review, let alone agree to, prior to receiving medical attention," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "This legislation is about putting patients first and defending the consumer's right to be able to make an informed decision about how to proceed with his or her health care."

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Coughlin on Protecting NJ Consumers from Hidden Health Care Costs

Coughlin on Protecting NJ Consumers from Hidden Health Care Costs from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.

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