Senator Vitale’s foremost priority is protecting the health
of children and working families as well as making health insurance
accessible for all New Jerseyans. To make his vision a reality,
Senator Vitale has crafted numerous pieces of legislation to improve
the quality and efficiency of health care in New Jersey.
Senator Vitale has taken on many hard issues and has been instrumental
in working with physicians, patients and other interest groups to
find solutions. He continues to advocate for better health care
for everyone in New Jersey.
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for a healthy New Jersey.
a list of legislation
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Senator Vitale has sponsored numerous pieces of legislation that have become law focused on improving health care, protecting civil liberties, and strengthening ethics in our state government.
Senator Vitale created the FamilyCare Health Insurance Program, as well as
nursing aides to undergo certified criminal background checks,
Health Powers Act, and the Patient
Safety Act, which establishes a reporting system for
Senator Vitale also sponsored laws supporting victims
of crime and prohibiting gun ownership by those convicted of domestic
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SENATE RESOLUTION ADVOCATING FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION APPROVED BY ASSEMBLY
TRENTON –The failure to accept the expansion will create the equivalent of a Medicaid donut hole. The health reform law will provide affordable subsidies to those who earn from 133 percent to 400 percent of the poverty level but the Medicaid expansion is needed to cover those below 133 percent. Without it, the largest segment of people who need help the most will be denied affordable coverage.
the 19th Legislative District
Joe Vitale represents New Jersey's 19th
Legislative District, a diverse and beautiful area of New Jersey.
Vitale represents Carteret Borough, Perth Amboy City, Sayreville
Borough, South Amboy City and Woodbridge Township. The 19th District
contains part of Middlesex County, including those communities adjacent
to the Raritan River where it meets the Raritan Bay. The District
has a higher than average population density. It has large Hispanic
and Asian populations.
A Grateful Nation Remembers.
Each year Senator Vitale sponsors a bus trip for 19th District veterans to tour naval ships during Fleet Week in Manhattan. Aboard the ship deck he recognizes veterans for their service to our Country. If you are interested in attending this trip, please contact Jack McGreevey at the Senator's District Office.
Backpack Campaign for Foster Children.
Senator Vitale and Helen Evans of Stand for Children have worked together with Foster and Adoptive Family Services for more than ten years to collect backpacks for children entering foster care. At a time when everything become unfamiliar in a child's life, these backpacks are used by DYFS workers to pack a child's belongings when they leave their home. To learn more or to participate in the backpack program, please click here.
Middlesex County Habitat for Humantity Softball Game.
Senator Vitale challenges a
to a softball game every summer. Due to flooding the 2012 game
was cancelled. This year’s game was set to feature a new
partner, WCTC 1450AM and Magic 98.3 FM. One hundred percent of
all money raised during the game is donated to the Middlesex County
Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. To become involved in your local
chapter of Habitat for Humanity, please click