PRINCETON, N.J., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "In a time when the state has numerous competing priorities, we appreciatethat Gov. Murphy's budget proposal preserves charity care funding to provide a safety net for the working poor uninsured, along with other important programs like graduate medical education to ensure that New Jersey has
"That's vitally important to the health of New Jersey residents. Our healthcare system is in a transformative period, focusing on value, population health and the expectations of our healthcare consumers. Healthcare providers are investing energy, resources and some really innovative thinking into these areas – as they should. And yet, New Jersey hospitals continue to face the age-old challenges of caring for people without health insurance:
"NJHA and its members have embraced a mission of improving the health of the people of New Jersey. We appreciate a budget proposal that recognizes those same goals, and we welcome the opportunity for further discussion with elected leaders on the present – and the future – of our healthcare system, including the pressing need to adequately fund nursing homes and other providers who care for our seniors in post-acute settings."
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SOURCE New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA)
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