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Gov. John Carney has signed legislation into law that aims to increase the health insurance reimbursement rate for primary care doctors.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware is asking to raise rates for next year’s Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

It’s hoping to win approval for a 5.7 percent premium hike.

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Delaware health insurers could soon start covering fertility health services. The proposal recently passed the Delaware Senate.

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The final report requested by Gov. John Carney after the riot at the Vaughn Correctional Center calls for an independent review of health care services and mental health services at the prison. At least one former Vaughn inmate said he has a terminal cancer diagnosis because his pleas for medical attention there were ignored.

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Wilmington’s St. Francis Hospital is now equipped with the certification and resources to perform trauma-related surgeries.

First State healthcare navigators are gearing up to help answer questions during the upcoming open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act coverage November 1 through December 15.

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Congress will miss a September 30th deadline to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, as known as the CHIP program.

Delaware works to reduce healthcare spending

Sep 7, 2017

Gov. John Carney signed into law plans for an annual healthcare benchmark Thursday.

After another failed GOP attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act early Friday morning, Delaware’s senators are calling for a bipartisan solution to stabilize marketplaces.

Local experts weigh in on ecomomics of ACA

Jul 27, 2017
Department of Health and Human Services

Amid ongoing debate in Congress about the future of the Affordable Care Act, state experts are weighing in on the economics of what’s happened with it so far.