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Dr. Casscells presentation to Bastiat Society July 2013

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Medicaid Busting the Delaware Budget

Delaware has the eighth highest Medicaid expense per capita of the continental states according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. It is expected the state will spend $680 million in the 2012 fiscal year, 40% higher than the $487 million spent in 2010 (the federal government also spent over $700 million on Medicaid in Delaware in 2010). More money is spent on Medicaid than education and it is the fastest growing budget item. [read more]

Competition in Delaware's Healthcare Industry

From Adam Smith forward, the one major insight on which all economists can agree is "competition is good!" More effectively than government regulations or price ceilings or user permits, competition results in, as if by an "invisible hand", lower prices and lower costs (more efficient production). Is there sufficient competition in Delaware's healthcare industry? Or are consumers being over charged and undersupplied? [read more]

Caesar Rodney Institute Amicus Brief on Health Care Law

On May 11, 2011, the Caesar Rodney Institute filed an amicus curiae or "friend of the court" brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in State of Florida, by and through Attorney General Pam Bondi, et al. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al. (CV 11-11021). [read more]
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