A view of the Senate Chambers from the 2010-2011 Senate Reorganization.

16 Dec: Vitale/Madden Bill To Increase Awareness And Enrollment In Health Care Programs Advances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Fred H. Madden that would create an outreach and enrollment initiative to increase the number of New Jersey’s children and low-income adults enrolled in New Jersey FamilyCare and other safety net programs was approved yesterday by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

“There are children throughout New Jersey who are going without the medical attention they need, because their parents simply believe that they cannot afford to provide them with adequate health care coverage,” said Senator Vitale (D-Middlesex). “This is not the case with programs such as Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, and NJ FamilyCare Advantage. Parents in the Garden State do not have to live in fear that their child will get sick or hurt and they will be unable to provide the help they need to get better. We have a great opportunity to shed light on and increase enrollment in these programs and to make sure that all of New Jersey’s children have access to quality health care coverage.”