Center For Health Policy


Center For Health Policy

For 14 years, CRI has advocated for advancing healthcare services in Delaware on a more free-market basis. Free-market reform would reduce costs by hundreds of millions of dollars a year to taxpayers, medical centers and hospitals, third-party payers, insurers, and individual patients while increasing quality and access to care.
 
The two impediments to the goal are the inaptly named Affordable Care Act and Delaware’s Certificate of Need (CON) legislation. The top priority of the Center for Health Policy is the repeal of Delaware’s Certificate of Need program.
 
CRI has repeatedly presented data to state legislators advocating the elimination of the CON law. Due in great measure to CRI’s efforts, the HRB’s wasteful dysfunction has not gone unnoticed by the Delaware Legislative Review Council. In 2022, CRI will persist in finalizing the Legislature’s “sunsetting” of the CON program and redirecting the HRB to solely serve as an advisory board.
 
The Center will also continue to publish documentation on the unsustainable growth of Delaware’s Medicaid costs within the state’s budget.
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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

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...

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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 the h...

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This is the presentation he gave on July 11, 2013 to the Wilmington chapter of the Bastiat Society.
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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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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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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...

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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...

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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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