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Commissioners Howard and Velez meet staff at St. Peters University Hospital as they announce

For Immediate Release from the Department of Health & Senior Services,
Heather Howard, Commissioner:
October 29, 2009

For Health & Senior Services Information, Contact:
Office of Communications, 609-984-7160

DHS Commissioner Jennifer Velez
For Human Services Information, Contact:
Suzanne Esterman, 609-292-3703

NEW BRUNSWICK - Under a pilot program at nine New Jersey hospitals, no newborns will leave the hospital without health insurance, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard and Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez announced today.Under the ‘Insured For Sure’ Hospital Newborn Pilot Program, hospital staff will verify if newborns have insurance coverage. The hospital will submit data to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), confirming that a child is either covered by their parents’ insurance or, if uninsured, a one-page NJ FamilyCare application is immediately submitted online to the Department of Human Services (DHS). Read the rest of the story…
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