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!

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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With all the churning going on about President Obamas health care plan, I cant help but wonder if his plan had been in place in 2002, whether I would be alive today or not. Lest you think Im being unduly dramatic, you should know that seven years ago I had a malignant polyp removed from my colon....

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Federal lawmakers are interested in changing the law that prohibits non-group/individual health insurance from being sold across state lines. For example, Representative John Shadeggs (R-AZ) and Senator Jim DeMints (R-SC) Health Care Choice Act (H.R. 2355 and S.1015) would amend current law to allow...

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The recently passed health care reform bill not fix health care. It intends to fix the insolvent governments bankrupt insurance products, Medicare and Medicaid, but probably wont do that either. It does raise taxes on everyone who pays taxes, currently 53% of the citizen population. It will not inc...

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With the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the national health policy debate has entered a new phase. Washington has embarked on an effort to exercise control over the entire health care sector of the economy, which now accounts for one out of every six dollars in American...

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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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Here is the actual Brief filed with the Courts.
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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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  Caesar Rodney Institute briefs the constitutionality of the health care individual mandate before the U.S. Supreme Court   On February 13, 2012, the Caesar Rodney Institute filed an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief with the U. S. Supreme Court challenging ...

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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over the constitutionality of the PPACA, the patient protection and affordable care act.  This is President Barack Obama’s centerpiece legislation of his political career and in many ways defines his presidency. What th...

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