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Senate Advances Stender, Conaway, Benson & Quijano Bill to Save Money, Improve Health of Public Employees with Chronic ConditionsLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Linda Stender, Herb Conaway M.D., Daniel R. Benson and Annette Quijano to establish a pilot program that would encourage better health care practices by employees with chronic health conditions was approved by the Senate Budget Committee on Thursday.
The bill (A-1214) would require the State Health Benefits Commission and the State Health Benefits Plan Design Committee to create a three-year pilot program to provide benefits coverage to select employees with chronic health conditions using a value-based benefit design under the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP). The following chronic health conditions would be targeted under the value-based benefit design: diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and asthma.
Benson, Chivukula, Lampitt & Eustace Bill to Enable Comprehensive Care to Sick Children & Their Families Clears Senate Panel
Bill Would Allow for Pediatric Respite Care Facilities in New Jersey
Legislation Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Upendra Chivukula, Pamela R. Lampitt and Tim Eustace sponsored to enable facilities that provide comprehensive services to children with limited life expectancy or complex illnesses and give support to their families was approved Thursday by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
"It's a sad and tragic reality, but many families in New Jersey who have children with limited life expectancies or complex illnesses can become overwhelmed," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "New Jersey lacks adequate support services to give respite for families responsible 24 hours per day for very sick children. We can change that for the benefit of the children and families alike..."