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NASW-NJ LEGISLATIVE AGENDA:

Health

NASW-NJ recognizes that the ongoing struggle to access the optimum level of individual health requires standards protecting consumers and providers relating to managed care that are fair and reasonable. NASW-NJ advocates by means of:

 

•    A commitment to the maintenance and improvement of health funding programs such as: NJ Family Care, PAAD, the Affordable Care Act Healthcare Exchange, Medicare, and Medicaid:

•   Initiatives to address community health and quality of life issues;

•    Advocating on behalf of full and appropriate implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Exchange for NJ, and the Medicaid Expansion; and

•    Advocating for the well-being and longevity of all people regardless of race, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, or gender variation.

 

HIV/AIDS:

 

NASW-NJ advocates on behalf of the health of the HIV/ AIDS community by supporting legislation that will result in programmatic and policy strategies to:

 

    reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS and increase investment i n evidence-based, high-impact prevention efforts;

    promote the dissemination of accurate health information and advocate for the right of vulnerable populations and communities;

    decrease stigma and increase access to care for optimal health outcomes among people living with HIV/AIDS;

    reduce HIV/AIDS related treatment disparities through implementation of flexible funding formulas to better reach the most marginalized  populations ;  and

    develop a comprehensive state-level, integrated care continuum framework with expertise in the mainstream  health care system.

 

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