Our aim is to evaluate trends and policies that effect:
-both individual and collective health
-the epidemiology of society's health, and the prevention or eradication of disease
-the interdependence of health policy, education, the economy, the environment, and energy
-the unintended consequences of poorly crafted health policy and, when possible to forewarn
As the pandemic of the coronavirus (Covid-19) evolves, some truths need to be spoken. Firstly, surgical masks do not protect the wearer of the mask. They protect others from the spittle that occurs with speech. That is why we wear surgical masks in the operating room. Secondly, gloves do n...Read More
Being a small state with a chronic shortage of hospital beds and a history of excessively long wait times in the emergency rooms, Delaware is at a higher risk for societal disruption than states with more diverse and extensive resources. As such, an epidemic of fear and anxiety might be worse here...Read More
This memorandum is a discussion about the Certificate of Need (CON) process in the State of Delaware...Please download pdf file to read full report.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi spoke plainly and honestly when she said "You have to pass the bill to find out what's in it ". As we find out " what's in it" the level of frustration, disappointment, and anger has grown, especially since her statement openly acknowled...Read More
Costs in any market, including health care, are reduced by raising productivity. The best way to achieve this is to release the forces of competition inherent in free markets. Proposed reforms of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) seek to do this on the demand side by incentivizing pa...Read More
When we plan a home renovation or car repair, typically we call a few businesses who give us estimates either over the phone or in person. Sometimes these initial consultations are free, other times there is a charge, but at least we know what to expect. We understand that additional problems may ...Read More
A press release by State Reps. John Kowalko and Earl Jacques (“State Should Move to Single-Payer”, News Journal, 12/11/12) supporting a single-payer healthcare system for Delaware is intriguing, but it incorrectly assumes the economic world is stagnant. They think the insurance industry...Read More
The Affordable Care Act was passed with the intent of insuring 700,000 uninsured and functionally cost-prohibitively uninsurable patients because of pre-existing conditions. By the end of 2012, 78,000 were insured. The AP reported last week over 100,000 were insured via the program at the end of Feb...Read More
This is the full 2013 Medicare report from the CMS Medicare Board of Trustees. This document outlines the current state of Medicare and the future of Medicare/Medicaid, as studied by insurance actuaries working with or for CMS. http://go.cms.gov/18S2l5Y
This is the presentation he gave on July 11, 2013 to the Wilmington chapter of the Bastiat Society.