State of Delaware secondary Archives: on Health Care
Suffers from glaucoma & high blood pressure
[Challenged by Independent challenger Alex Pires for months], Carper pointed to a doctor's letter posted to his website. The letter says Carper has a history of glaucoma, which was treated in 2006, and well-controlled but elevated blood pressure levels,
which have been treated by daily medication. The letter was signed by Brian P. Monahan, attending physician of the U.S. Congress, and dated Oct. 12. Monahan noted in the text of the letter that it was provided at Carper's request.
A separate letter provided by Wilmington eye surgeon S. Gregory Smith goes into greater detail on Carper's history with glaucoma.
Pires called the letter "phony" and "bogus" and renewed a call for Carper's full medical records. "I'm more enthusiastic about the issue, not less," Pires said. "I'm right. I know I'm right."
Source: Delmarva Daily Times on 2012 Del. Senate debate
Oct 17, 2012
Ruth Ann Minner:
Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care
Indicate which principles you support regarding health.
Source: 2004 Del. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2004
- Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary.
- Transfer more existing
Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
- Support patientsí right to sue their HMOs.
- Support patientsí right to appeal to an administrative board of specialists when services are denied.
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