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Schaer Introduces Legislation to Make Sure New Jersey’s Health Insurance Networks Meet Consumers’ Needs

Assemblyman Gary Schaer introduced legislation this week to help ensure New Jersey's health insurance networks are meeting the changing needs of healthcare in the 21st century.

Schaer's legislation would establish the New Jersey Commission on Health Insurance Network Adequacy in order to review the state's network adequacy regulations, which were adopted by the Department of Banking and Insurance in 1999 and have remained substantially unchanged since.

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Schaer, Jasey, Johnson, Zwicker, Giblin & Downey Bill to Help Spur Innovation & Economic Growth through Higher Ed & Business Partnerships Continues Advancing

Asm. Gary Schaer Assembly-approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary S. Schaer, Mila Jasey, Gordon Johnson, Andrew Zwicker, Thomas Giblin and Joann Downey to create a commission comprised of higher education and business professionals to study and strategize on best ways to foster innovation, job growth and economic development in the state was advanced Monday by a Senate panel.

"If we want to be competitive, we must invest in the economic future of our state," said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). "This commission would bring together experts in critical industries like health care and biotechnology and pair them with higher education professionals to collaborate on varied and concrete courses of action to stimulate our economy and generate a robust workforce..."

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Assembly Dems Bill Forgiving Student Loan Debt in Event of Borrower’s Death or Permanent Disability Signed into Law

Mazzeo, Zwicker, Jasey, Vainieri Huttle, Schaer, Jones, Eustace, Land, Gusciora, Andrzejczak, Downey, Houghtaling & Mukherji Bill Will Eliminate Certain Student Loan Debt
Legislation has been signed into law that will forgive certain student loan debt in the event of a borrower's death or total permanent disability, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Andrew Zwicker, Mila Jasey, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gary Schaer, Patricia Jones, Tim Eustace, Bruce Land, Reed Gusciora, Bob Andrzejczak, Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling and Raj Mukherji.

"Imagine you're a family who always pays their bills, has good credit and then you lose a child and in the midst of your grief, you're saddled with tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in their remaining student loan debt," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "That's just something we can't allow to happen on our watch."

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