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Delaware Receives Approval from Federal Government for 1332 Waiver to Establish Reinsurance Program Beginning in 2020
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Delaware Receives Approval from Federal Government for 1332 Waiver to Establish Reinsurance Program Beginning in 2020

The Department of Health and Social Services received approval Aug. 20 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a...

DHSS Receives Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Waiver from Federal Government
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DHSS Receives Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Waiver from Federal Government

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services received approval in late July from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Medicaid MCOs Embrace YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
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Medicaid MCOs Embrace YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

NEW CASTLE (Aug. 1, 2019) – As a way to improve the health of Delawareans who are covered by Medicaid, while potentially...

Federal Comment Period Open for Delaware’s 1332 Waiver Application
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Federal Comment Period Open for Delaware’s 1332 Waiver Application

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are requesting comments on Delaware’s...

Health Insurance Rates Decrease 5.8%
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Health Insurance Rates Decrease 5.8%

July 1, 2019 Dover, DE—Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware (Highmark BCBS) has submitted its required annual rate...

2019 Delaware Rural Health Initiative Conference
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2019 Delaware Rural Health Initiative Conference

Department of Health and Social Services speakers at the 2019 Delaware Rural Health Initiative Conference included Secretary Kara...

Reinsurance Program from Secretary Walker and Commissioner Navarro
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Reinsurance Program from Secretary Walker and Commissioner Navarro

In this op-ed, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker and Insurance Commissioner Trinidad...

Can A Small State Improve Both Health Care Costs And Health Outcomes? Lessons From Delaware
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Can A Small State Improve Both Health Care Costs And Health Outcomes? Lessons From Delaware

In this post for the National Health Affairs Blog, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker...

For Public Comment: Delaware’s Application for State Innovation Waiver
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For Public Comment: Delaware’s Application for State Innovation Waiver

Delaware is applying for a State Innovation (1332) Waiver to establish a reinsurance program that would significantly lower...

Delaware’s Road to Value Report
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Delaware’s Road to Value Report

Delaware’s Road to Value is the Department of Health and Social Services’ strategic plan for slowing the growth of health...

Bid to stem health spending is test of the Delaware Way
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Bid to stem health spending is test of the Delaware Way

With the growth rate for Delaware's health care spending continuing to outpace inflation, the state's health care spending and...

The Burden of Health Care Costs For Working Families
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The Burden of Health Care Costs For Working Families

At No. 10, Delaware is among the top states where health insurance premiums are eating up an increasingly larger share of...