News Conference To Announce Major Improvements In FamilyCare

TRENTON – Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Assemblyman Robert Morgan, MD, will hold a news conference on Wednesday, January 5th to announce major reforms in the way New Jersey administers its FamilyCare health insurance program for uninsured children.

While FamilyCare has been instrumental in providing care for thousands of uninsured children in New Jersey, the legislators believe that certain reforms are needed to address the more than 200,000 uninsured children that continue to fall through the cracks despite qualifying for FamilyCare coverage. Their announcement at the news conference is the first step in major reforms pending for next year to address the uninsurance problem across the board in the Garden State.

The legislators will be joined by New Jersey’s Child Advocate, Kevin Ryan, as well as Dr. Richard Goldstein of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals and other private and pubic members of the medical and business community that support the continued success of FamilyCare.

The news conference will be held at 11:00 AM in Statehouse Room 103, across the hall from the Senate Chambers.

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WHO: Senator Joseph F. Vitale, Assemblyman Robert Morgan, MD, Child Advocate Kevin Ryan, Dr. Richard Goldstein and supporters of FamilyCare

WHAT: News Conference to announce major reforms to FamilyCare system

WHEN: Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 11:00 AM

WHERE: Rm. 103, Statehouse, across from the Senate Chambers