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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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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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 the ...

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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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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 "...

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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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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...

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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 D...

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act   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...

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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 (...

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