Newark, NJ, creating health plan for uninsured
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, September 23, 2009
Newark, NJ, has enrolled 400 uninsured and underinsured residents in a pilot program that enables them to obtain routine medical care from family doctors. The goal is to prevent people with chronic illnesses from seeking more costly treatment at hospital emergency rooms as a last resort. The yearlong program is expected to save Newark-area hospitals more than $2 million.