NJ Health Commish Says State Is Preparing For Demand Spike

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT) -- The commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Health on Thursday told a state General Assembly committee her agency was preparing solutions for the expected spike in health care demand brought about by Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act but admitted she couldn’t anticipate the new strain on the system.

Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd testified before the General Assembly’s Budget Committee, where she presented her agency’s budget for the 2014 fiscal year. Near the end of O’Dowd’s three-hour testimony, she addressed how the state is prepared...
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