Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Improving Health Care Through InnovationMuch about our current health care system is unsustainable. It's unfair both to the people who use it and to those who care for them. Despite tremendous strides to increase access to insurance and to develop better treatments, our health outcomes for many ailments rate below the national average. Yet, Delawareans pay 25 percent more for care and health costs take close to 25 percent of our state budget. It's why I have committed to an innovative plan for a healthier state – developed by all parts of our health care community working together. And by winning a $35 million federal grant for our plan this week, we can now do the hard work of making this vision a reality.2014-12-19 11:58:12
Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Universal Recycling Benefits Environment, EconomyFour years after adopting a comprehensive and practical plan, we have dramatically increased recycling in Delaware, generating significant economic and environmental benefits while reducing waste management costs. By making it easier for families and businesses to recycle, our 2010 Universal Recycling Law has helped divert hundreds of thousands of tons of waste from our landfills. 2014-12-05 12:00:31
Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Recognizing the Generosity of DelawareansAs Governor, I am continually reminded of all of the reasons our state gives us to be thankful year-round: our beautiful beaches and abundant natural resources, along with a rich history of invention, courageous leadership, and a belief in cooperation – even among political adversaries. It is the Delaware Way. 2014-11-26 12:00:41
Governor's Weekly Message Transcript - Continued Focus on Job Growth and Strengthening the EconomyThe dedication of the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital here in Middletown is an important step toward have more high quality and cost-effective health care options. For many Delawareans recovering from serious injury and illness, including stroke and brain injury, it will mean an appropriate and convenient setting to get the treatment they need. But this hospital won’t only be important to patients. Health care is one of the most reliable growth industries and HealthSouth is more evidence of the progress we’re making to strengthen our economy.
Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Supporting Students’ Emotional and Academic GrowthWe know the middle school years can be especially challenging for our youth as they face new academic and social pressures when they enter adolescence. Until last year, Delaware’s elementary and high school students had someone at school to talk to if they felt overwhelmed, but middle school students did not. That’s why Governor Markell proposed and the General Assembly approved $3.3 Million to place licensed mental health professionals into middle schools throughout the state.