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Princeton: Health Insurance Exchange Forum – Feb. 26

What is the NJ Health Insurance Exchange and What Does It Mean for You?

A Forum on NJ Health Insurance Exchanges will be held on Sunday, February 26 after the second service at 12:30 pm in Fahs Theatre at the Princeton UU congregation.  The national Affordable Care Act requires the implementation of an Exchange in each state during 2014 to assist individuals and small employers in purchasing health insurance.

This Forum will discuss what a Health Insurance Exchange is and how ...

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Health Insurance Exchange Forum at UU Princeton

What is the NJ Health Insurance Exchange and What Does It Mean for You?

A Forum on NJ Health Insurance Exchanges will be held on Sunday, February 26 after the second service at 12:30 pm in Fahs Theatre at the UU Congregation of Princeton, located at 50 Cherry Hill Road in Princeton.

The national Affordable Care Act requires the implementation of an Exchange in each state during 2014 to assist individuals and small employers in purchasing health insurance.  This Forum will discuss ...

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Health Care Task Force Update – Nov. 2011

On October 11, Health Care Task Force Chair Carolyn Baldacchini attended a Medical Advisory Council meeting at the NJ State offices of the Dept. of Health and Human Services.   Commissioner Jennifer Valez and members of her staff were at the meeting to discuss the Section 1115 Comprehensive Waiver that the State of New Jersey had applied for.

Members of the Medical Advisory Council and the audience expressed many concerns with the waiver.  We were the only religious organization at the meeting, ...

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Ridgewood to Propose CSAI on Reproductive Justice

The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood recently voted unanimously to submit a proposal for a Congregational Study/Action Issue on Reproductive Justice to the UUA for inclusion on the agenda of General Assembly 2012. The Society would like other congregations to endorse the proposal.

For the full text of the proposal, see http://uumetrony.org/metronyminute/nov11/Ridgewood_full.pdf.

For a summary of the proposal, http://uumetrony.org/metronyminute/nov11/Ridgewood_summary.pdf.

For more information on how to endorse the proposal, see http://uumetrony.org/metronyminute/nov11/Ridgewood_letter.pdf.

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Health Care: Letter Concerning Medicaid Waiver Application

On October 11, Health Care Task Force Chair Carolyn Baldacchini attended a Medical Advisory Council meeting at the NJ State offices of the Dept. of Health and Human Services.   Commissioner Jennifer Valez and members of her staff were at the meeting to discuss the Section 1115 Comprehensive Waiver that the State of New Jersey had applied for.

Members of the Medical Advisory Council and the audience expressed many concerns with the waiver.  We were the only religious organization at the meeting, ...

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Health Care: Priority Issues – Fall 2011

At the Fall 2011 Issues Workshop, the Health Care Task Force agreed that the Health Insurance Exchanges would be their first priority, and discussed ways in which UU congregations can host forums, led by the NJ for Health Care Coalition, in order to educate the public on the future of Health Insurance Exchanges.

The Medicaid Waiver letter writing would be the task force’s second priority.

Women’s Health funding is a very important goal for the task force.  However, there is nothing happening ...

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Olympia’s Daughters & Words of Choice – Sunday October 16, 3:00pm

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
Created by Cindy Cooper this smart, funny, dynamic pro-choice theater presents powerful stories of women (and men) and the right to choose. This program is being sponsored by MUF’s Lifespan RE program. For more information visit www.wordsofchoice.org. Tickets are $15 in advance; and $20 at the door.

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Healthcare

The current administration wanted to lower eligibility for New Jersey residents for FamilyCare to 29% of the Federal Poverty Level, meaning that an uninsured parent with two children earning more than $5,317 a year would no longer be eligible for health coverage.  This would require a federal waiver to release New Jersey from its Maintenance of Effort of eligibility.   UULMNJ was active in raising public concern over such a stark reduction.  New Jersey’s final waiver request recently submitted removed the ...

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