Press Releases


What's New at the NJDPA?
New Office Location and New Executive Director

The NJDPA officially closed on our new Trenton headquarters which will be located at 30 West Lafayette Street, just a block away from the NJ State House!  Now in our third year of existence, the NJDPA has taken this necessary step in order to bolster our advocacy efforts and establish our lasting presence in Trenton.  

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Lagana bill to require hospitals to provide women with information on breast reconstructive surgery clears committee

Read this article as it originally appeared on TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph Lagana and Senator Vin Gopal, which would require hospitals to provide breast cancer patients with information concerning reconstructive surgery, cleared the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

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New Jersey physician groups commend Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for exposing apparent insurance industry fraud

The New Jersey Neurosurgical Society and the New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance today commended Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for exposing apparent fraud with health care plans sold through the Individual Health Coverage (IHC) and Small Employer Health (SEH) markets. 

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NJDPA urges Gov. Christie to restore medical benefits for small employer health plans

The New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance is urging Gov. Christie to restore the medical benefits eliminated when the Small Employer Health (SEH) Benefits Program Board voted to repeal regulations that protected patients’ rights to choose their doctor. The SEH, which operates under the Department of Banking and Insurance, voted on Sept. 21, 2016 to repeal NJAC 11:20-24.5 and NJAC 11:21-7.13. The decision, which took effect on Jan 1, has allowed insurance carriers to limit out-of-network (OON) medical reimbursements to only 110 percent of the Medicare rate.

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S3299 provides long-overdue consumer protection from predatory insurance company practices

The New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance, on behalf of health care consumers and providers throughout the State, applaud Senator Paul Sarlo and Steven V. Oroho for introduction of S-3299.  We support S-3299 because it casts a spotlight on the real source of “surprise” medical bills:

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Physician Survey Shows Strong Opposition to the Proposed “Out-of-Network” Bill

The newly-formed New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance, a non-profit social-action committee representing physicians and patients, released a survey that showed how A-1952/S-1285, the proposed “Out-of-Network” bill, would greatly limit patient access to care.  Many doctors would close shop or leave the state, according to the survey results. Of the 117 doctors who completed the survey, 50 percent said they would consider practicing medicine in another state, while 20 percent would leave medicine all together. 

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