Health

Lance: N.J. constituents “cannot afford” Bernie’s single-payer plan

Bernie Sanders (D-VT) claims the support of 17 Democrats for his single-payer health care bill, Save Jerseyans, but it seems more likely to be on the Democrat platform in 2020 than on President Trump’s desk anytime soon. Republicans are pushing back all the same. “Senator Sanders’ single-payer health care plan is one that my constituents […]

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VIDEO: Phil Murphy says it’s time to consider single-payer health care

With Obamacare failing but Republicans deadlocked over possible alternatives, is single-payer healthcare inevitable? Heads up, Save Jerseyans: During a press availability on Wednesday, N.J. Democrat nominee for governor Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) said “it has to be on the list… I’d like to see Medicare for all.” Watch: – His opponent pounced. “Today, Phil Murphy doubled […]

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Conservatives Look for Lower Premiums in Senate’s Revised Health Care Bill

The Senate’s Republican leadership released a revised health care bill Thursday afternoon, a move welcomed by House conservatives even as they were reluctant to comment before digesting it. “We are going to withhold judgment,” Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said earlier in the day during the monthly Conversations With Conservatives event on […]


Op-Ed: New Jersey’s legislators should do their jobs or retire

The last time Trenton took excess funds from a fund that wasn’t theirs was when we took from the pension system. It led us to the current pension crisis and is a major cause of our deficit.  Now a plan to direct some of the state’s lottery revenue to fund those pensions is being held hostage […]

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When government says your baby has to die

Meet Charlie Gard. He’s a 10-month-old baby from London who was born with infantile onset encephalomyopathy mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS). Thanks to the British state, it’s possible he’ll be dead by the time you finish reading this. That isn’t me adopting the scare tactics of those 1990s-era cigarette commercials: Charlie really is scheduled to […]


Beck blasts Horizon bill as small business killer

Jennifer Beck (R-11) doesn’t regret her Thursday vote in the Senate, Save Jerseyans, and she doubled down as a state shutdown inched closer on Friday afternoon. “Any Horizon policy holder that has overpaid in premiums should get that money back,” Beck declared.” It is unconscionable for the State to swoop in and take their hard-earned […]

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As N.J. shutdown looms, national watchdog group vows to probe motives behind #HorizonHeist

Why is this year’s pitched budget battle tied to the #HorizonHeist bill? A national watchdog group weighed in this week, alleging a possible connection between Governor Chris Christie deeply unpopular move to seize Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s limited reserves and the head of New Jersey’s most powerful Democrat political machine: Sources with firsthand knowledge of the situation […]

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Spadea, Rooney opine on Chris Christie, #HorizonHeist, and N.J. turning into… Venezuela?

The Horizon heist hangs in the balance, Save Jerseyans, as legislators debate a state budget (and Chris Christie’s much-panned opioid funding scheme) ahead of a Friday deadline. On Wednesday, Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney spoke with Bill Spadea and the Fox29/My9 Chasing News Team to help break down the latest developments…. Watch: ___

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OPINION: Senate Vote Next Logical Step in Obamacare Repeal

Obamacare has been, to put it mildly, burdensome for small businesses in New Jersey. Soon, the Senate will have a chance to do something about it. Year after year, when the National Federation of Independent Business surveys its members, they say their number one priority is healthcare, but the Affordable Care Act, better known as […]

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Forbes continues hammering Christie over Horizon shakedown

Steve Forbes, the famed Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and a former Republican Presidential candidate, intends to make Chris Christie own his reckless plan to raid Horizon’s insurance reserves. He made the case in recent days on regional conservative radio outlets, comparing the Governor’s scheme to Venezuelan socialist economics. “He says he wants to use the […]

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Christie Keeps Pushing to Siphon Cash from Horizon to Fund Drug Treatments

Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen Gov. Chris Christie Gov. Chris Christie has not abandoned his controversial quest to secure hundreds of millions of dollars from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, New Jersey’s largest health insurer, to fund drug addiction programs and other healthcare needs. And negotiations with Democratic lawmakers – who have failed to embrace his […]


After trying to raid its surplus, Christie nominates long-time friend Brown for Horizon’s board

Governor Chris Christie is proposing his long-time friend Michele Brown to sit on the board of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Save Jerseyans. The Friday morning announcement comes shortly after Christie sought legislative support to seize the insurer’s emergency surplus to fund low-income residents’ drug addiction services. The move was almost universally panned […]

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