Push for legalizing assisted suicide stalls out in New Jersey Senate

Assisted suicide will remain illegal in New Jersey. The Senate's legislative session expired Jan. 12, ensuring a bill that would have legalized the practice, would not come to a vote.


'Disappointed' bishops ask why Catholic hospitals excluded from new plan

New Jersey's Catholic bishops have weighed in on a growing concern over a new health insurance plan introduced by the state's largest insurer, saying they were "disappointed" all but one Catholic hospital was being excluded from preferred access.

"Over the years, we had considered Horizon to be a partner in delivering health services even to the vulnerable populations we serve," the bishops' letter said. "With the rollout of the Horizon OMNIA Alliance, that partnership seems to be a memory."