Following in-depth reviews by independent actuaries and the Office of Value-Based Health Care Delivery, rates for regulated 2023 health, dental, and small group insurance plans were announced today. While premiums are rising steeply across the country, the extension of consumer-friendly subsidies through the Inflation Reduction Act, coupled with Delaware’s strong 2022 enrollment and 2023 Health Insurance Marketplace expansion, will limit consumer impact locally.
Governor John Carney’s statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “Today’s decision upends half a century of settled law, and it will lead to risk and heartache for women and families across the country. Here in Delaware, a woman’s right to choose is protected under the law, as […]
Governor Carney Announces Workforce Support for Hospitals, Long-Term Care, and 24/7 State Facilities
More than $75M from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) can fund recruitment and retention payments for workers WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday announced more than $75 million in financial support for Delaware hospitals, long-term care facilities, and State of Delaware-operated 24/7 facilities. Funding can be used to make recruitment and retention payments to Delawareans […]
89-year-old hospital in Smyrna will be replaced with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars SMYRNA, Del. — Governor John Carney, Lt. Governor Hall-Long and Molly Magarik, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), announced $50 million on Wednesday to build a new Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in […]
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Updates for Long-Term Care Facilities, Health Care Facilities, and State Employees
Governor Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced that beginning on September 30, staff in long-term care and other health care facilities will be required to provide proof of vaccination or to undergo regular testing to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 to vulnerable populations.