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Fewer Doctors, Fewer Services Available for You
The cost of healthcare in Delaware is again rising rapidly.  It is looming as a major budgetary issue for the State of Delaware current employees and pensioners. Delaware's Medicaid budget is increasingly strained. There is a steady flow of articles in the News Journal about the rising co...[read more]
Health Premiums Poised for Dramatic Rise in 2016
If you live in Delaware and pay for health insurance, you will be paying hundreds or thousands of dollars more once 2016 arrives. Health premiums are set to rise by leaps and bounds next year, meaning less money in your pocket. Because CRI is committed to informing citizens about the impacts of th...[read more]
Delaware Dodges a Bullet, For Now
Below is our response to the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision:   The recent Supreme Court ruling continues IRS subsidies for 19,128 Delawareans, the beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act. Roughly 325 people with pre-existing conditions now have health insurance in...[read more]
Delaware's Health Care Approach A Panicked Move
The state is moving forward on a Delaware Health Care Innovation Plan that to implement will involve a one time outlay of $160 million and $190 million annually for 10 years. The major components of the plan will include a health information exchange, a "holistic" approach to work force de...[read more]
Alternatives to Choose Health Delaware
There is a general consensus that health care needs to be accessible, high quality and less costly. Improving the general health of all Delawareans is also an important goal.   The way to reduce costs while maintaining or improving quality is to raise productivity. Economic theory shows that ...[read more]
Another Lawsuit Could Defund the ACA
In 2012 the Supreme Court ruled on a series of cases, cumulatively decided as Florida, et al., v. Department of Health and Social Services and concluded that the ACA was a tax and thus was constitutional. At that time Obamacare supporters were very happy and Obamacare opponents were furious with the...[read more]
Health Care and the Tyranny of Experts
This article first appeared in The News Journal print edition January 14, 2015 and at January 13, 2015. Read the original HERE When I read Delaware’s proposed Health Care Innovation Plan, I can’t help but think of the German economy under the top-down control impl...[read more]
Are American Voters Stupid?
If you were paying attention to the news this week you know a video of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, one of the most important authors of tha Affordable Care Act openly admitted in a video recorded in 2013 that the passage of ACA was dependent upon fooling both the CBO and Congress and the inh...[read more]
The Ebola Epidemic
There is a lot of misunderstanding around the recent Ebola outbreak. There is reason to feel safe from the disease based upon its prevalence or density in our population. There is also good reason to be concerned about the disease and act proactively, due to the extremely high death rate associat...[read more]
Delaware health plan poses numerous cost problems
This article was originally published as a "Delaware Voice" article in the News Journal on October 13, 2014. Delaware and the Christiana Care Health Systems feted Dr. Donald Berwick, former head of Medicare and Medicaid Services and a major author of the Affordable Care Act, last year a...[read more]
Dr. Chris Cascells makes his "Dace" Debut
Dr. John Stapleford, taking over as CRI's new President, spoke to Dace Blaskovitz on "Money and Politics in Delaware" about his new role as CRI's president and on what was going on with the state's economy. The show airs Saturdays from 9-10 on 1450 AM and 1410 AM. ...[read more]
Look to the Indian Health Services for the Future of Government-Paid and Run Healthcare
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4      It appears more and more each day that the ultimate goal of the ACA is the institution of a single payer national healthcare...[read more]
The Bitter Pill
As the "train wreck" of ACA unfolds, at every level we are facing disappointment.  We were promised that 700,000 Americans with pre-existing conditions would become insurable five years ago.  Approximately 1/10 of those actually became insured.  The predictable cost to t...[read more]
The tragedy of the "Obamacare" rollout
The news is that the rollout of Obamacare is a disaster, and by any measure widely known it is just that, a screw-up. Do you remember Ali getting destroyed by Frasier in the first few rounds? The strategy became known as Rope-a-Dope. Ali won. We can learn from Ali and history. This &quo...[read more]
My Calling will Become a Trade
Soon in this country there will be two types of medical providers: those who demand fee-forservice, and those who will see as many patients as possible to make as much money as possible. In one case those with affluence will still see medical providers quickly, while everyone else will have t...[read more]
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