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Tax Credits, Penalties and Age Rating: Parsing the GOP Health Bill (NPR - 3/20/17)
So what are the differences between the ACA and the GOP alternative, and what does it all mean to you and your health care? We put some of your questions from our Twitter chat (#ACAchat) earlier this month to Alison Kodjak, NPR health policy correspondent, and Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News.
The Facts on the GOP Health Care Bill (FactCheck.org - updated 5/4/17)
House Republicans released their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act on March 6. How does the GOP’s American Health Care Act differ from the ACA? We look at the major provisions of the amended version of the bill, as of May 4. (The legislation passed the House on May 4 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.)
2017-18 INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC
2/2/2018 - Given the current flu activity, NJ Dept of Health has been receiving numerous outbreak reports which have generated questions from school and local health departments on reporting requirements. Answers to some of the most common questions, as well as links to valuable resources schools can use, can be found HERE.
The Communicable Disease Service of the NJDOH has guidance for the management of outbreaks in school and child care settings. These documents can be found at http://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/outbreaks.shtml#2. Please check these documents periodically for updates that may have occurred.
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