Welcome to PolitickerNJ’s Special Healthcare Power List, where we rank the power brokers and influencers impacting New Jersey’s medical field, paying particularly close attention – as usual – to those players who hold certain political advantages.
Accompanying this list are stories concerning some of the dominant healthcare issues of the day in this state, including a chronicling of the political moves behind the eventual passage of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the role New Jersey played in the national-sized drama; the challenges of the legislature in handling the state’s influx of for-profit care centers; the medical marijuana issue; urban development and hospitals; a proposed e-cigarette tax; an exclusive interview with healthcare labor pioneer Ann Twomey; insight and analysis on key health issues from Senator Joe Vitale (D-19), chair of the Senate Health Committee; and Assemblyman Herbert Conaway (D-7), chair of the Assembly Health Committee; and a healthcare survey courtesy of Monmouth University and the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.
There’s more, too; so when you finish the Power List of 50 names, please read on.
Indeed, we hope you enjoy reading this special section as much as we have liked putting it together, and find here a jumping off point for debates and discussions about some of the most important health and wellness issues in our state.
See you in time for PolitickerNJ’s next special section this summer – and in the meantime, be well!
Download the list here