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With rate increase requests ranging from 8.6 to 17.9 percent, the four health insurance companies in Rhode Island will be hearing soon from members of the public how they feel about the requests. more
HealthSource RI, the state’s health benefits exchange, announced that more health insurance plans will be offered on the exchange next year, and that rate sheets are available that will allow consumers and small employers to compare plans. more
The University of Rhode Island’s pharmacy program ranked 10th among 127 pharmacy schools for its residency-program placement rate for the year 2014. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid will hold its sixth group meeting on Wednesday at the Providence Marriott Downtown on Orms Street. more
Health Concepts, Ltd., has won second place in the 4th annual national Pink Glove Dance Video competition. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Thursday establishing a group that will restructure Medicaid in Rhode Island. The move is part of an effort to reduce the state’s per-enrollee costs, which she says are consistently among the highest in the nation. more
Rhode Islanders saved $45.2 million since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, according to information from the federal Department of Health and Human Services. more
(Updated, 9:10 p.m.) An East Greenwich health and wellness program provider has been cited for nine serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for inadequately protecting its employees against exposure from contaminated needlesticks and blood-born pathogens. more
Hospitals are a major economic engine in the Ocean State, generating 41,000 jobs and $6.9 billion in economic contributions, according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s annual economic impact report released Tuesday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s working group to “reinvent Medicaid” on Thursday delivered a report containing proposals to cut $91.1 million from the state program, largely at the expense of hospitals and nursing homes. more
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