The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee is responsible for the oversight of health care policy. Its focus is legislation that works to prevent disease, promote well-being at all life stages and encourage informed choices that enrich the quality of life for residents and communities.
Democratic Research Aide: Nicole A. Brown
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Lagana & Eustace Bill to Require Increased Transparency in Health Care Introduced in AssemblyLegislation Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana and Timothy Eustace sponsored to require hospitals and other health care facilities to notify patients before providing care that insurance may not cover was introduced recently in the Assembly.
"Patients often visit a hospital for a planned procedure and face hefty charges, because - unbeknownst to them - the doctors or specialists who provided care weren't in-network," said Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic).
"When someone seeks treatment, it's generally because he or she has an ailment and wants to be healed. That should be a patient's focus - not worrying about whether the doctor doing the healing is out-of-network," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic)...
Assembly Panel to Continue Considering Out-of-Network Health Care Cost ConcernsThe Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee will meet Tuesday as it continues to consider issues related to out-of-network health care costs.
The committee will meet at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 16 on the Fourth Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton to hear from invited guests concerning issues related to reimbursements by health insurance carriers to out-of-network health care providers...