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It’s time to get serious about curbing health care costs

May 22, 2018

Some of the most important work that we are doing at the state involves examining health care costs and how to slow the growth of those costs, while improving the overall health of Delawareans at the same time.

Think about the last time you looked at your explanation of benefits for care that you or a family member received. While about 94 percent of Delawareans have health insurance coverage, hundreds of thousands have high deductibles, rising premiums, increased co-pays, or all of the above. That means a growing number of us are paying a larger percentage of our health care costs directly out of our pockets, leaving all of us worried when we see rising bills for medications, doctor visits, common procedures or hospitalizations.

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