Bernie Sanders unveils his new ‘Medicare for All’ plan

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled a new version of his “Medicare for All” plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential race by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health insurance. “It is not a radical idea to say that in the United States, every American who goes to […]

Commentary: Vision fulfilled for Bayhealth Sussex Campus

More than four years ago, Bayhealth unveiled plans for a historic new hospital and outpatient center to serve the people of the central and southern Delaware region. The project was a $314 million reinvestment in the state of Delaware and the largest single investment in the history of Sussex County. I am honored to have […]

Flu season continues to linger in Delaware

  DOVER — Although it is late in the 2018-19 flu season, and total weekly influenza cases have begun to decrease, flu activity in Delaware and across the United States remains elevated with an increase in the number of influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulating over the last month. H3N2 viruses are typically associated with more […]

Trump claims he wasn’t seeking pre-election health care vote

WASHINGTON — Amid blowback from Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump switched gears again Wednesday, suggesting he never wanted Congress to vote to replace the Affordable Care Act until after the 2020 election. Trump’s new tweets shifted his rationale for the “Obamacare” fight. First he said it was his choice to push off the health care […]

Speak Out: Insurance guarantees

Legislation released from a Democratic-controlled Senate committee Wednesday would codify one of the core tenets of the Affordable Care Act by guaranteeing individuals access to health care. Senate Bill 35 would insert into Delaware law several of the provisions of the ACA, also known as Obamacare, that seek to allow more people to obtain coverage. […]

Trump’s battle with ‘Obamacare’ moves to the courts

WASHINGTON — After losing in Congress, President Donald Trump is counting on the courts to kill off “Obamacare.” But some cases are going against him, and time is not on his side as he tries to score a big win for his re-election campaign. Two federal judges in Washington, D.C., this past week blocked parts […]

Bayhealth to launch residency programs in 2021

DOVER – Establishing residency teaching programs for doctors who have recently graduated from medical school creates a tremendous opportunity for everyone involved, according to Terry Murphy, president and CEO of Bayhealth – that includes hospital staffs, emerging student doctors, as well as patients. That’s why Mr. Murphy and his staff at both Bayhealth Kent General […]

Ravens’ Judon huge hit with Nanticoke health fair/expo patrons

LAUREL – As a professional football player with the Baltimore Ravens, Matthew Judon’s mission is performance, success and winning. Nanticoke Health Services’ committed mission to the community is good health and healthy lifestyle. Together, they teamed up to bring upward of 800 to 1,000 people to Laurel Senior High School last Saturday for the seventh […]

Letter to the Editor: Price transparency in health care

Price transparency in health care We applaud the current U.S. administration’s effort to make medical costs more transparent by requiring hospitals to publish their chargemaster list of prices. However, these list prices are not the discounted prices that hospitals receive from insurers, which are more accurate. Recently, the administration proposed requiring hospitals to make the […]

Letter to the Editor: Mandatory vaccinations

When parents choose not to vaccinate their children, they are putting them at risk. I know they feel they are doing the right thing, but if that was the case then why did their parents get them vaccinated? I’m not saying that all vaccinations are 100 percent perfect; however, I would rather have the assistance […]