Health Care

Sep 25, 2013

N.J. senator to introduce crowdfunding bill to speed benefits under JOBS Act

While federal regulators continue to develop rules enforcing crowdfunding laws, a New Jersey senator is pushing state legislation to expedite matters.

Sep 25, 2013

Obamacare’s actual costs still to come, but N.J. premiums will be above U.S. average

New Jersey individuals and families will have 29 health plans to chose from on the new Affordable Care Act marketplace launching next week, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the cost of a typical premium is more here than the U.S. average.

Sep 24, 2013

ProCure Proton Therapy joins New York Proton Consortium

New York Proton Consortium announced last week an agreement with ProCure Proton Therapy Center, in the Somerset section of Franklin; CentraState Health Care System; Princeton Radiation Oncology; and management services for NYPC being provided by 21st Century Oncology. It gives the consortium’s patients access to the proton center.

Sep 24, 2013

Hard to shift gears from limo business to health care

Robert Bellagamba owns Concorde Worldwide, a limousine company based in Freehold. He offers health insurance to his 85 employees, but only 20 have signed up.

Sep 23, 2013

Obamacare catching employers unaware of notification requirements

Employers have to notify workers by Oct. 1 about the new health insurance marketplace the federal government is creating under the Affordable Care Act, where individuals who qualify will get federal subsides to help them buy coverage.

Stuart Peltz, CEO, PTC Therapeutics
Sep 23, 2013

Strong IPO market a boon to biotechs, but change is in the air

PTC Therapeutics Inc. CEO Stuart Peltz describes his company's lead drug candidate as one that changes a period into a comma.

Sep 20, 2013

Coming Monday We answer your questions on Obamacare

The Republican-controlled House today passed a temporary spending bill that avoids a government shutdown of, but strips all funding for, the Affordable Care Act — which is supposed to take effect on Oct. 1, the same day the federal Treasury could run dry unless the fiscal showdown between the House and the Democratic-controlled Senate is...

Sep 19, 2013

Hospital CEOs Formation of huge alliance not a precursor to merger

The chief executives of three of New Jersey's leading health care systems spoke today of their goals for AllSpire Health Partners, the giant health care alliance they are forming with four Pennsylvania systems to create the nation's largest health consortium.

Sep 19, 2013

Soligenix awarded federal contract worth up to 26M

Princeton-based pharmaceutical company Soligenix announced today it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's biomedical advanced research and development authority for up to $26.3 million. The project involves development of an oral treatment for a form of toxic radiation exposure.

Sep 19, 2013

Three of N.J. biggest health systems announce alliance with Pa. hospitals as Obamacare deadlines near

Three of New Jersey's largest and most well-regarded health care systems — Atlantic, Hackensack and Meridian — are joining force with four Pennsylvania systems to create what they say will be the nation's largest health consortium: one with $10.5 billion in revenue and some 6 million customers.

Sep 18, 2013

Cancer Genetics expands partnership with Roche affiliate

Rutherford-based Cancer Genetics Inc. has expanded a partnership with a Roche affiliate to improve testing at hospitals and cancer centers in Central America and the Caribbean.

Sep 17, 2013

Barnabas expands sports physical screenings to each of its hospitals

Barnabas Health has said it pioneered cardiac and concussions screenings of New Jersey student athletes in 2010, and so far has conducted more than 7,000 screenings.