Letter to the Editor: Affordable Care Act?

Think about all the television commercials you saw after they passed the Affordable Care Act that showed people getting really low premiums for health care insurance. The question is how many of them said how much your out of pocket and copays would be? How many said that you had to pay your out of […]

Commentary: Delaware Medicare patients at risk from proposed program revisions

By John Gardner The way Medicare currently pays for the prescription drugs beneficiaries need is being challenged by a bill that, in the sole interest of cutting government’s costs, would make it more difficult for patients to access medications and diminish investments in new drug research. This pet bill of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, H.R. […]

Millsboro annexation sought for Peninsula Regional ambulatory medical campus

MILLSBORO — An ambulatory medical campus in Peninsula Regional Health System Inc.’s growing healthcare network is being proposed on rural property bordering Millsboro’s northern town limits. Annexation is an initial step. Town of Millsboro officials and council are working diligently to consider a request from Kenneth Adams on behalf of a family entity to annex […]

No cases but state continues to monitor coronavirus

DOVER — While there remains no cases of the 2019 coronavirus in Delaware, the Delaware Division of Public Health is still working closely with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local healthcare providers to identify potential cases, officials said Friday. Two individuals are being monitored in the state but they are not sick […]

Selection of new CEO/president finalizes Beebe board’s nationwide search

LEWES – Beebe Healthcare has reached out to America’s West Coast for its next top-level administrator. Beebe’s Board of Directors announced Monday it has chosen David Tam as the next president/chief executive officer of the growing health system following a nationwide search. Dr. Tam will officially start in April. Most recently, Dr. Tam served as […]

Beebe eyes Milton campus in expansion plan

MILTON — Beebe Healthcare’s growth plans include expansion into the Milton area. As a tenant, Beebe intends to provide a variety of services at a Milton office campus, plans for which are currently being considered by Milton’s planning and zoning board and town council. “We will be establishing a coordinated Milton campus where we will […]

First babies of 2020 make their debut

Downstate hospitals welcomed the first arrivals for 2020. At Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus baby Kemper MacNiewski Lynch was born to parents Courtney Wisniewski and Tim Lynch at 12:20 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 13.4 ounces. and was over 19 inches long. Baby Kemper joins an older brother and sister. At Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus baby […]

Commentary: It’s time to get rid of Certificate of Need law in Delaware

In any market where suppliers are protected from competition, their incentives are to restrict supply, raise prices and pay less attention to quality. In the rule of unintended consequences, this has been the result of Certificate-of-Need (CON) laws, which were passed under a federal mandate in 1974. Under these laws, health care providers must prove […]

Nanticoke’s affiliation with Peninsula geared to enhance healthcare services

SEAFORD — It’s official. A work in progress for some time, proposed affiliation of Seaford-based Nanticoke Health Services and Peninsula Regional Health System of Salisbury has passed final state and federal regulatory approval. In a Jan. 2 announcement, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Nanticoke Physician Network and all other Nanticoke healthcare services have joined the Peninsula Regional […]

Three years in, still no sign of Trump replacement for Obamacare

WASHINGTON — As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Back then, Trump made it sound that his plan — “much less expensive and much better” than the Affordable […]