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DHA Statement on Approval of Delaware's 1332 Waiver

  • 08 / 20 / 2019

Delaware Healthcare Association President & CEO, Wayne Smith, released the following statement in reaction to the approval of Delaware's 1332 Waiver: “Congrats to Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Kara Odom Walker, Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, and their teams on gaining approval from CMS for a 1332 Waiver to create a reinsurance program for the Delaware individual health insurance market. This innovative approach should reduce premiums in the individual market by as much as 20 percent. For Delaware individual market participants, health insurance will be more affordable and accessible.”

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Delaware #1 for Hospital Quality

  • 05 / 15 / 2019

U.S. News & World Report released its “Best States Rankings” on May 14th, with positive health care news for the state of Delaware. The report ranks Delaware #1 for Hospital Quality, #6 for Health Care Quality and #15 on the list of the best states for health care.

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Delaware Hospitals Announce Coordinated Approach to Tackle Human Trafficking 

  • 05 / 08 / 2019

Delaware hospitals are joining forces to combat human trafficking. A coordinated victim identification protocol has been adopted by all hospitals in our state that will allow more of those imprisoned by the tragedy of human trafficking to be identified and rescued. 

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DHA Supports Introduction of Hospital Workplace Violence Prevention Bill

  • 05 / 07 / 2019

(DOVER, DE – May 7, 2019) Representative Bill Bush and Senator Trey Charles Paradee introduced legislation today, House Bill 144, aimed at curbing violent assaults on workers at Delaware hospitals and other health care facilities. HB 144 expands the felony offense of Assault in the Second Degree to anyone that intentionally causes physical injury on any person providing health care treatment or employed by a health care provider.

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