Center For Health Policy



(Pictured: Dr. Christopher Casscells, CRI Policy Director)

Center For Health Policy

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

 
Please contact Dr. Chris Casscells, CRI Policy Director, with any inquiries!
Email: Dr.Casscells@gmail.com

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 and...

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This article first appeared in The News Journal print edition January 14, 2015 and at Delawareonline.com 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 implem...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 cost...

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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...

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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...

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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.
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Dr. John Stapleford, taking over as CRIs new President, spoke to Dace Blaskovitz on "Money and Politics in Delaware" about his new role as CRIs president and on what was going on with the states economy. The show airs Saturdays from 9-10 on WILM.com 1450 AM and WDOV.com 1410 AM.  ...

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