Delaware dropped one spot to 31st in the United Health Foundation's 2012 comparison of health status across the 50 states.
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State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Delaware, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, Delaware started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about Delaware's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
Health care reform — what you need to know — How Delaware will implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
State of Delaware Medicaid Information — Medicaid furnishes medical assistance to low-income families and the elderly, blind and disabled people without enough income to pay for medical services.
Delaware Healthy Children Program — Help for families meeting certain income guidelines get health insurance for their children age 18 and under.
State of Delaware Department of Insurance — The department has published “The Instant Insurance Guide: Health” as a guide to buying and using health insurance in Delaware. To obtain printed copies of the guide, please call 1-800-282-8611 or (302) 674-7310, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Unified Civic/Political Association — A nonpartisan group providing our reform information to all political parties, their candidates for public offices and all Delaware citizens.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in Delaware.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for Delaware -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in Delaware.
Why health care reform is important to Delaware -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in Delaware.
The Benefits of Health Reform In Delaware -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of Delaware.
Delaware mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for Delaware -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
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Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $351 per family in 2012.
01/14/2013 6:01 PM
amednews.com — Delaware expects only 35,000 people to enroll through its health insurance exchange – or health insurance marketplace. Given that low number, relying on the federal government to handle administrative functions was seen as a wise use of resources.
07/13/2012 8:07 PM
SHOTS blog (NPR) – Health reform – and how to implement its provisions – will be a hot topic as the nation’s governors meet during the National Governors Association’s annual meeting this weekend. Sure to be discussed: implementation of state health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion.
07/09/2012 9:07 PM
Delaware Online – In Delaware, Democratic Gov. Jack Markell remains uncommitted to widening eligibility up to 133 percent of poverty, as envisioned in the health law.
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