Delaware business searches start with a visit to the dentist
Delaware is one of a number of states looking to expand access to home dentistry.
The state’s Legislature is set to consider legislation to expand home dental coverage, which already includes the ability to get a preventive check-up for any condition and a mammogram.
Under the bill, the state would offer up to $2,000 in reimbursement to anyone who visits a local dentist and has a mammography appointment.
The money would be used to pay for an annual exam for any person with an annual family income of less than $100,000.
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The New York-based Community Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state program that provides subsidized health care to low-income people.
The program has more than 9 million people enrolled in coverage, according to the New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
It is also one of the largest programs in the country, with more than 15 million beneficiaries nationwide.
Home health care coverage is a common option for working-class families in the U.S.
A study published last year found that the average income of working-age families in Delaware increased by 0.7% between 2007 and 2014.
In fact, the average annual income of families with incomes under $100 for a single person has increased by 5.7%.
Home health coverage is one more avenue available to lower-income families.
In the state, home health care can be a key part of reducing the burden of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
In 2016, Delaware added nearly 2,000 home health clinics to its existing network.
Home- health care also provides a vital way for people who need to make long-distance travel.
“The most common reason people travel longer distances is to get home for health care,” said Jennifer Sisk, chief of policy at Community Health.
“That’s one of many reasons why we want to get to a system where we can have access to care.”
According to a report released last month by the U-M Medical School and the Center for Health Policy Research, the percentage of Americans who say they are not currently taking advantage of health insurance coverage to prevent medical costs from increasing increased from 27% in 2013 to 28% in 2019.
The number of uninsured people in the state has doubled since the beginning of the Great Recession.
The number of people without health insurance fell from 9.4 million in 2014 to 7.3 million in 2019, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.