Few states extend fertility treatment coverage to Medicaid recipients

BY: - August 10, 2023

Twenty-one states require private insurers to cover fertility treatments, and more are considering it as fertility rates drop and more women postpone childbirth.

Study cited by Texas judge in abortion-pill case under investigation

BY: - August 2, 2023

The authors of the study exaggerated their findings and visually misrepresented them in ways that are “grossly misleading," one expert says.

Fertility health coverage is still hard to come by in many states

BY: - July 31, 2023

More states are considering mandating that private insurers cover fertility treatments to help people start a family without the crushing out-of-pocket expenses

Retirement of health chief elicits dramatically different responses

BY: - July 26, 2023

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, perhaps the governor's best-known cabinet member, will step down next month, capping a tenure defined by COVID.

Governor Murphy announces pick for new state health commissioner

BY: - July 25, 2023

If confirmed, Kaitlan Baston would succeed state Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, who is stepping down in August after four years on the job.

Operation Save America anti-abortion event offers mixed messages of calls to violence

BY: - July 22, 2023

Friday's event came 35 years after the contentious three-month “Siege of Atlanta” anti-abortion protests that saw hundreds arrested for interrupting clinical operations around the city.

Groups ask Governor Murphy to veto expansion of involuntary commitment

BY: - July 20, 2023

Lawmakers aim to double the time hospitals can hold people involuntarily committed for psychiatric care. Critics say it's the wrong approach.

Workers lack protections when wildfire smoke makes the air dangerous

BY: - July 18, 2023

Last year, a report by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that “too many workers are left unprotected” from wildfire smoke.

Governor Murphy signs bill creating maternal health authority

BY: - July 17, 2023

A new agency and health center will offer job training and fund research to reduce birthing deaths, and aims to cut sharp racial disparities.

Governor, first lady unveil plans to tackle youth mental health, maternal mortality

BY: - July 13, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy revealed plans to address the issues nationwide during a conference of governors Thursday.

Bipartisan health care bills target hospital billing, hidden fees

BY: - July 11, 2023

The bill would require accurate billing practices by hospitals, price transparency and hidden fee disclosures.

White House rolls out strategy to battle deadly drug mixture of fentanyl and xylazine

BY: - July 11, 2023

Overdose deaths involving the presence of the non-opioid sedative and illicit synthetic opioid fentanyl increased 276% from January 2019 to June 2022 in 20 states and D.C.