GOVERNOR MARKELL'S WEEKLY MESSAGE
December 19, 2014 - Governor Markell highlights ongoing efforts to improve health care quality and lower costs in Delaware, aided by the award of a $35 million grant announced earlier this week.
“Despite tremendous strides to increase access to insurance and to develop better treatments, our health outcomes for many ailments rate below the national average,” said Governor Markell. “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...”
GOVERNOR MARKELL AT WORK
December 16, 2014 - Delaware has been awarded $35 million in federal funds that will fuel efforts to improve patient care, support the health of all Delawareans, and reduce the costs of care. The grant, announced today by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), is designed to help states implement innovative approaches to delivering and paying for health care. The state’s grant proposal presentation, which was led by Governor Jack Markell, highlighted the intended focus to amplify investments already being made by Delaware’s health care system to transform health care delivery from a fee-for-service system toward one that rewards quality care and efficiency.