Another fight brewing over public health benefits

BY: - June 6, 2023

Public sector unions have raised alarms over suggested changes to state health plans, warning they would raise costs for members.

Advocates say a simple solution to gun violence exists

BY: - June 5, 2023

Researchers say storing and locking your unloaded guns away from children and others is the simplest way to reduce deaths related to firearms.

Half a million people in less than a dozen states have lost Medicaid coverage since April

BY: - June 2, 2023

The rate of disenrollment is highest in Florida among the nine states that provided public data for the number of people renewed for Medicaid and the number of people who lost coverage.

Judges decline to block Horizon reorganization

BY: - May 31, 2023

A three-judge panel found the insurer provided proper notice to policyholders, dismissing claims that the new structure would hike premiums.

Appeals court judges embrace anti-abortion speculation

BY: and - May 18, 2023

The judges who heard arguments in the abortion pill case Wednesday appeared to be persuaded by evidence that consists largely of anecdotes, speculation, and cherry-picked studies brought by a handful of anti-abortion medical groups and doctors.

Officer shortage renews debate on fitness standards for female recruits

BY: - May 18, 2023

Many states and the military set different physical fitness standards for police recruits. New Jersey does not, and some want that to change.

Three-judge panel in U.S. appeals court hears arguments in abortion pill case

BY: and - May 17, 2023

The three-judge panel’s ruling, which could come anytime after oral arguments, will likely be put on hold as the case moves up to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

‘Zombie drug’ the newest hurdle in the fight to reduce drug deaths

BY: and - May 16, 2023

Drug deaths are down, but New Jersey's drug fighters say the horse sedative xylazine creates new challenges to ensure the death toll doesn't rise.

Post-Roe abortion bans force pregnant people with life-threatening complications to travel

BY: - May 9, 2023

Patchwork laws create reproductive health care deserts, forcing pregnant people to travel at great financial and often emotional costs.

What abortion foes have been up to since Dobbs ruling leaked

BY: - May 3, 2023

Anti-abortion activists have flooded state legislatures and city governments with proposals to criminalize pregnancy termination or to add burdensome regulations, and are defending many of them in state and federal court.

Bill proposes lowering age for children to seek mental health services without parental consent

BY: - April 28, 2023

More than 30 states allow children as young as 16 to seek mental health treatment without parental consent.

Anguished by recent shootings, retirees rally for gun control laws

BY: - April 25, 2023

Former state Sen. Loretta Weinberg organized a rally of senior citizens calling for stricter federal gun regulations.