health care Free dental care helps Delaware children put a smile on By Katie Peikes • Feb 12, 2018 Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media More than 160 children got their teeth cleaned for free in Dover this past weekend at the Delaware State Dental Society’s annual “Give Kids A Smile" event. Listen Listening... / 3:31 As Delaware Public Media's Katie Peikes reports, proper hygiene goes a long way — especially in underserved populations that lack access to care. Almost 25k people sign up for ACA in Delaware despite federal roadblocks By Nick Ciolino • Dec 22, 2017 Department of Health and Human Services 24,860 people in Delaware signed up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year. Listen Listening... / 0:57 Listen to this story. Delaware sees encouraging ACA enrollment numbers By Sarah Mueller • Nov 27, 2017 Department of Health and Human Services Delaware health officials say they’re cautiously optimistic about state Obamacare enrollment. They’re hoping to match last year’s numbers. Listen Listening... / 1:03 Listen to this story. DHSS asks for small increase in FY 2019 budget By Sarah Mueller • Nov 2, 2017 Sarah Mueller The Department of Health and Social Services is seeking a small increase in its budget for next year. Listen Listening... / 0:59 Listen to this story. Sen. Carper calls on Republicans to open up health care bill discussions By James Morrison • Jun 19, 2017 James Morrison / Delaware Public Media Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., says a Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will have disastrous effects in Delaware. Listen Listening... / 0:51 Delaware Public Media's James Morrison reports. Medicaid for 60,000 Delawareans in question under GOP plan By James Morrison • Mar 15, 2017 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons A Republican health plan to replace Obamacare could throw 60,000 Delawareans off Medicaid. Listen Listening... / 1:09 Delaware Public Media's James Morrison reports on the GOP health plan's effect on Medicaid in Delaware. Christiana Care to explore resources for post-incarcerated patients By Katie Peikes • Aug 23, 2016 Delaware Public Media Inmates in Delaware who leave prison in poor health can have trouble getting immediate access to health care when released, but Christiana Care Health System has an idea for how to solve that problem.