Obama’s Deal: The Costly Compromises and Political Battles That Defined the Passage of the ACA

If you have your health, you have everything the saying goes. But for millions of Americans, that health is directly tied to economic advantage, or disadvantage. President Barack Obama attacked that sobering reality with a plan. One that would be far-reaching and inclusive in giving America a clean bill of health. His vision was realized in the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But as Obama’s Deal shows, the process was arduous, convoluted, serendipitous and strident. A post-screening discussion of the film will follow. The speaker will be Joel C. Cantor, distinguished professor of public policy and the founding director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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If you have your health, you have everything the saying goes. But for millions of Americans, that health is directly tied to economic advantage, or disadvantage. President Barack Obama attacked that sobering reality with a plan. One that would be far-reaching and inclusive in giving America a clean bill of health. His vision was realized in the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But as ...

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Business Chatter: Dimaios Open for Curbside Pickup, For Now

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It has been a little over one week since customers were able to enjoy a slice at the counter or a delicious meal in the dining room at Dimaios in Berkeley Heights.  Dimaios, like all New Jersey restaurants, have been forced to close their doors to patrons and rely strictly on takeout and delivery orders due to the action taken by Gov. Phil Murphy in the ...

Business Chatter: Delicious Heights Opens Mobile Market

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All you need to know about forgivable CARES loans?

March 29, 2020

This is the most crazy and stressful time to be a business owner, not to mention just a human in general. We started the BuyLocalNJ project to support local businesses and this a time that requires even more. Given the unprecedented economic hardship, the government passed the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill called Coronavirus, Air, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). Business owners may be ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

Letter to Berkeley Heights Public School Administrators, Teachers and Staff

March 22, 2020

Dear BH Administrators, Teachers & Support Staff

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you have done this week.  We understand this has been an immense amount of change over a short period of time and it can be stressful.  Your dedication, resourcefulness and creativity to do everything possible while focusing on the best interests of our students was visible in ...

Union County Voter Reminder: April Deadline for Change in Party Affliation

March 28, 2020

Please note: in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, affiliation changes will only be processed by mail. No in-person transactions are being conducted at this time.

The Union County Board of Elections reminds voters who plan to change their party affiliation that they must do so by April 8, in order to participate in their new party’s Presidential Primary Election on June ...

Saturday Hours for Union County’s COVID-19 Test Center

Drive-through facility is available for Union County residents only with doctor’s prescription.

Union County’s COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open on Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Regular weekday hours for the Test Center are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Test Center is available on a drive-through basis ...

Greta’s Run for Imagine is virtual this year!

At Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, we support people during the toughest times in their lives. And right now, we’re all facing a tough time together. Over 2,000 children and adults depend on us, and hundreds more look forward to Greta’s Run every spring. That’s why it comes down to this: the need for grief support and community doesn’t stop, so neither can we.

Warren Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19, School District says

March 16, 2020

WARREN, NJ - A Warren Township resident, the parent of a Warren student, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from Superintendent of Warren Township Schools Dr. Matthew Mingle that was sent to parents and guardians on Sunday.

"The District learned today that a parent of a student has tested positive for COVID-19," the letter said. “The entire family has ...

Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

March 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – When a Manalapan supermarket worker concerned about the coronavirus asked a shopper to keep his distance, the man said he was infected with the virus, leaned in and coughed on the employee, officials said today.

The shopper, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, ended up being charged with third-degree terroristic threats and other offenses, said state Attorney General Gurbir ...

Lesser known provisions of SECURE act

Lesser Known Provisions of the SECURE Act

What younger investors need to know.

 

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

 

The SECURE Act passed into law in late 2019 and changed several aspects of retirement investing. These modifications included modifying the ability to stretch an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and ...

Tax Consideration For Retirees

Tax Considerations for Retirees

Are you aware of these potential tax breaks and tax-saving opportunities?

Provided by Walter F. Pardo, Founding Partner

An Ed Slott Master Elite IRA Advisor   

The federal government offers some major tax breaks for older Americans. Some of these perks deserve more publicity than they receive.       

At age 65, ...

The Modern Family Conundrum

Have you recently lost your spouse and inherited an IRA? In the midst of grieving, determining how you want to handle your new assets may be the last thing on your mind, but there are important decisions to be made. You have a choice to either remain the beneficiary of the account or execute a spousal rollover, and there are several factors to consider before you make any moves.

To find out ...