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, Policy Director with any inquiries!
Email: Dr.Casscells@gmail.com

10/23/2012   Healthcare reform is a very complicated issue, filled with questionable motivations, many special interests, a lack of funding with a distorted supply/demand ratio, and plenty of hyperbole just for good measure.            ...

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10/25/2012   The core argument upon which the health care political campaigns rest is based on mis-information, emotion, jealousy, greed, fear and empty promises. It is a perfect political issue. One side professes to provide free health care for all, forever with no cost to the user (unless ...

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 Delaware has the eighth highest Medicaid expense per capita of the continental states according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.  It is expected the state will spend $680 million in the 2012 fiscal year, 40% higher than the $487 million spent in 2010 (the federal government also spent ove...

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When Paul Ryan proposed Medicare entitlement reform, there were advertisements showing him dumping an elderly woman out of a wheelchair over a cliff. These were run by the Democratic National Committee to demonize the efforts of the Republicans to salvage the Medicare program by modifying age e...

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I want to point out an article by Elisabeth Rosenthal  in the New York Times "The $2.7 trillion Medical Bill" (http://nyti.ms/13bPXcm) which many people have been asking me questions about. While almost everything said is true, it is neither the whole truth nor the overarching truth. ...

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The Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement can routinely obtain your DNA as if it were fingerprints. Are you aware that fingerprints are required of all doctors in Delaware and all board members of any organization that has a liquor license and a host of other vocations? Are you aware that your DN...

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It appears more and more each day that the ultimate goal of the ACA is the institution of a single payer national healthcare delivery system similar to those of all socialized countries.  While the purported driver of healthcare reform was the uninsured population and the effort to provide some...

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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 th...

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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 Delaware...

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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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