State of Delaware Archives: on Health Care


Julianne Murray: COVID: Reopen the state, focus on nursing homes

Ms. Murray sought on several occasions to portray Gov. Carney as out-of-touch, attacking his handling of the pandemic. Ms. Murray called for reopening the state, saying officials should concentrate their efforts on nursing homes, which have seen a disproportionate share of COVID-related deaths.
Source: Delaware State News on 2020 Delaware Gubernatorial race Oct 29, 2020

John Carney: COVID: We'll follow the science and wear masks

On COVID: "We'll continue to follow the science and wear masks. It's a small sacrifice to protect our neighbors. This is not a partisan political issue. It's a public health crisis," said Gov. John Carney, who is running for a second term in office. "[We'll] stay focused on a healthy community and a strong economy. You can't be either/or; we have to have both."

Julianne Murray more information is needed on the acuity of the disease and who is really at risk instead of a general fearmongering throughout the greater population. "Mask wearing should be voluntary," she said. "Who we need to be concerned about here is our vulnerable population, and our vulnerable population is people with pre-existing conditions and the elderly."

Source: Cape Gazette on 2020 Delaware Gubernatorial race Oct 17, 2020

Julianne Murray: COVID: Mask wear should be voluntary

On COVID: Julianne Murray more information is needed on the acuity of the disease and who is really at risk instead of a general fearmongering throughout the greater population. "Mask wearing should be voluntary," she said. "Who we need to be concerned about here is our vulnerable population, and our vulnerable population is people with pre-existing conditions and the elderly."

"We'll continue to follow the science and wear masks. It's a small sacrifice to protect our neighbors. This is not a partisan political issue. It's a public health crisis," said Gov. John Carney, who is running for a second term in office. "[We'll] stay focused on a healthy community and a strong economy. You can't be either/or; we have to have both."

Source: Cape Gazette on 2020 Delaware Gubernatorial race Oct 17, 2020

James DeMartino: Government bureaucracy cannot control healthcare

Small businesses have struggled due to the cost of insurance and individuals have suffered financially due to exorbitant premiums and deductibles. We need insurance companies to provide effective coverage and competitive pricing. Government bureaucracy cannot control healthcare, medical decisions must be made by medical professionals. Individuals should be able to select the coverage they need and know what they are paying for with itemized bills.
Source: 2020 Delaware Senate campaign website VoteDeMartino.com Aug 20, 2020

David Lamar Williams: Provide advanced health care options for all

David is proud to support and push for change to provide advanced health care options for all. He supports the opportunity to choose and maintain quality, affordable standards for health care, innovation, health insurance, prescription, and longterm care. He supports the effort to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. This is a very serious issue that has been impacting our nation and he is committed to understanding the needs of the community and making them aware of their options.
Source: 2020 Delaware gubernatorial campaign website Mar 25, 2020

David Lamar Williams: Legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes

David is proud to support and push for change to provide advanced health care options for all. He supports the opportunity to choose and maintain quality, affordable standards for health care, innovation, health insurance, prescription, and long term care. He supports the effort in the state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Source: 2020 Delaware Gubernatorial campaign website Mar 5, 2020

John Carney: Reduced rates has led to almost 95% with insurance

Nothing causes more fear or anxiety than when you or a loved one gets sick. We reduced rates on the ACA health insurance marketplace by almost 20 percent this year. Because of that--while ACA enrollment rates have declined nationally--we saw a more than 6 percent increase in Delawareans buying health insurance on the exchange. Today, almost 95 percent of Delawareans have health insurance. That's a big deal.

Access to quality healthcare is also about having doctors in your community. In some areas of our state, we simply don't have enough physicians. We will create a healthcare provider loan repayment program. We want to attract some of the best and brightest young doctors to areas where they're needed the most.

Source: 2020 Delaware State of the State address Jan 23, 2020

Jessica Scarane: Medicare for All and single payer system

Source: 2020 Senate campaign website JessForDelaware.com Dec 13, 2019

Jessica Scarane: Healthcare is a right, not a place for profits

Import drugs from other industrialized countries to lower prices and provide patients with more options
  • Hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for predatory practices and price gouging
  • Decommodify medical research and destroy patent monopolies
    Source: 2020 Delaware Senate campaign website JessForDelaware.com Nov 30, 2019

    John Carney: Need to address high cost of health care

    Part of having a good quality of life is making sure Delawareans can access and afford quality healthcare. Delaware consistently spends more than most other states on healthcare costs. That's why I signed an executive order setting both quality and spending benchmarks for the entire healthcare system. We're doing this by improving transparency around the cost of health care services. We need to know what factors are driving these higher costs and how we can change the trends.
    Source: 2019 State of the State address to Delaware legislature Jan 17, 2019

    Rob Arlett: Repeal ObamaCare; get market-based insurance across states

    As your Senator, Rob will go to Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act with free-market based health insurance model allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines. ˙ This will open up the health insurance market beyond the one insurance provider in the State of Delaware. Rob will also fight to enact health tort reform which will remove the costly premiums already in cost health care and insurance plans.
    Source: 2018 Delaware Senate Campaign website RobArlett.com Sep 1, 2018

    Gene Truono: Competition and full price disclosure in health care

    Gene will fight for price disclosure and competition in both healthcare and the prescription drug marketplace. Gene believes healthcare must be affordable and accessible to everyone.
    Source: 2018 Delaware Senate campaign website VoteTruono.com Apr 4, 2018

    Chuck Boyce: Replace parts of ObamaCare with catastrophic insurance