State health care information for the criminal justice system

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For a glossary of important terms in this profile, review the Key Terms for State Health Care Information for Criminal Justice Systems.

Basic Information on Health Reform in Delaware

Delaware has expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults as of January 2015.[i]  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available in Delaware.[ii]

Health Insurance Exchange Information: Delaware has adopted a State-Federal Partnership model for their health insurance exchange. Visit the Delaware Marketplace Choose Health Delaware to compare health insurance plans and take advantage of federal tax subsidies that may apply.

Enrollment: People can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th.  If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are three ways to see if they meet eligibility requirements and apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can apply online for free or low cost health benefits by visiting Choose Health Delaware. [iii]

2) They can use the online application on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.[iv]

3) They can access free, in-person enrollment help. [v]

 

Delaware Medicaid and Health Insurance Links

Link to the state Medicaid agency website[vi]

Link to important contact information and the Medicaid helpline number (800-464-4357)[vii]

Link to contact information and locations of Delaware Department of Social Services Regional Offices[viii]

Link to a summary of Delaware’s basic eligibility guidelines[ix]

Link to information on Delaware’s Medicaid State Plan[x]

Link to information on which benefits are covered[xi]

For a link to more information about the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services[xii]

Link to contact information for the state Medicaid director[xiii]

Link to information for Medicaid providers and manuals[xiv]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on Delaware’s health insurance exchange? Visit Choose Health Delaware[xv]

Where can you find help to enroll in health coverage and answers to questions? Link to enrollment help[xvi]

 

State Health Information

How many people in Delaware are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 7% (63,400) of Delaware’s population was uninsured in 2013.[xvii] The total number of potential marketplace participants is 48,000.[xviii]

How many are enrolled so far? 20,449 have selected a marketplace plan, as of January 2015.[xix]

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid?  25,000 of Delaware’s uninsured are eligible for Medicaid; 17,000 of them are adults.[xx]

Is Delaware a Medicaid health home state?  No. [xxi]

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?

House: Rep. Michael A. Barbieri (D-District 18) chairs the House Health and Human Development Committee.[xxii]

Senate: Sen. Bethany A. Hall (D-District 10) chairs the Senate Health & Social Services Committee.

 

Other Related Information and Links for Delaware

Link to the Delaware Department of Correction[xxiii]

Link to information about Delaware’s substance abuse and mental health services

Link to the Delaware Division of Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Link to the Delaware Association of Rehabilitation Facilities to get information about Delaware’s mental health and substance use disorder service providers

 

General Information and Useful Links on Health Reform

Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:

Link to specific health data and insurance coverage information for Delaware [xxiv]

Link to a calculator for possible subsidies available to people who purchase coverage on the exchanges [xxv]

Link to information about health insurance exchanges in each state [xxvi]

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

InsureKidsNow.gov offers general information on the CHIP program.[xxvii]

Healthcare.gov offers links to local enrollment help and information on coverage for incarcerated people and answers to questions about health benefits.[xxviii]

Medicaid.gov offers general information on the Medicaid program and a breakdown of mandatory benefits all plans must include. [xxix]

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxx]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxxi]

SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxxii]

 

Click here to return to the map of state profiles:   state-by-state healthcare profile map

 

[i] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by State, Delaware, last viewed on December 31, 2014, at 11:35 a.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/delaware.html.

[ii] See supra at 228.

[iii] See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on December 31, 2014 at 11:43 a.m., www.healthcare.gov.

[iv] See Choose Health Delaware, last viewed on December 31, 2014 at 11:53 a.m., http://www.choosehealthde.com/Health-Insurance.

[v] See supra at 232.

[vi] See Delaware.gov, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, last viewed on December 31, 2014 at 11:57 a.m., http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dmma/.

[vii] See Delaware.gov, Department of Health Policy and Social Services, Contact, last viewed on December 24, 2014 at 11:44 a.m., http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dmma/contact.html.

[viii] See Delaware.gov, Department of Health Policy and Social Services, Locations, last viewed on December 24, 2014 at 12:14 p.m., http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dmma/locations.html.

[ix] See CMS, State Medicaid and CHIP Income Eligibility Standards, (For MAGI Groups, based on state decisions as of July 1, 2014), last viewed on December 31, 2014, at 12:16 p.m. (Provides data for all 50 states.)

[x] See Medicaid.gov, State Resources, Medicaid State Plan Amendments, last viewed on December 31, 2014, at 12:19 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments.html?filterBy=Delaware.(Provides State Plan Amendments and Summaries).

[xi] See Delaware.gov, Department of Health and Social Services, http://www.dmap.state.de.us/downloads/manuals/General.Policy.Manual.pdf.

[xii] See Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, About, last viewed on December 31, 2014 at 12:35 p.m., http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/main/about.htm.

[xiii] See National Association of Medicaid Directors, About Us, State Directors, last viewed on December 31, 2014, at 12:36 p.m., http://medicaiddirectors.org/about/state-directors. (Includes contact information for the State Medicaid Director of all 50 states.)

[xiv] See Delaware.gov, Department of Health and Social Services, Provider Manuals, last viewed at December 31, 2014 at 12:37 p.m., http://www.dmap.state.de.us/information/whatsnew.html.

[xv] See Choose Health DE, last viewed on December 31, 2014 at 12:47 p.m., http://www.choosehealthde.com/Health-Insurance.

[xvi]See Choose Health DE, Get Help, last viewed on December 31, 2014 at 12:49 p.m., http://www.choosehealthde.com/Health-Insurance/Individuals-And-Families/Help.

[xvii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, last viewed on December 31, 2014 at 12:40 p.m., http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/total-population/?state=DE.

[xviii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Marketplace Statistics, last viewed on December 31, 2014 at 12:40 p.m. http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics/.

[xix] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Marketplace Statistics,  last viewed at December 31, 2014, at 12:45 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics/.

[xx] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, State Profiles: How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed on December 31, 2014, at 12:47 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-delaware/.

[xxi] See The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Home State Plan Option, last viewed on December 31, 2014 at 12:49 p.m., http://kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/health-home-state-plan-option/.

[xxii] See Delaware.gov, General Assembly, last viewed on January 2, 2015 8:02 a.m., http://legis.delaware.gov/.

[xxiii] See Delaware Department of Corrections, last viewed on January 2, 2015, at 8:08 a.m., http://www.doc.delaware.gov/.

[xxiv] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=DE.

[xxv]  See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxvi]   See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxvii]   See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.

[xxviii]  See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.

[xxix] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.

[xxx] See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.

xxii  See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

xxiii See SAMHSA N-SSATS last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substance-abuse-facilities-data-nssats.

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