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In 2004, while testifying before the R.I. Joint Oversight Committee for Healthcare, I suggested that subscribers were largely responsible for out-of-control health care costs. I struck a nerve, because the next day The Providence Journal announced, “Blue Cross blames subscribers for cost increases.” more
(Updated, 9 p.m.) With a decline in net income of 59 percent for its fiscal 2013, Lifespan gave tangible evidence that its financial prospects are becoming more challenging. more
In UnitedHealthcare’s annual list of America’s healthiest states, the America’s 2013 Health Rankings, Rhode Island slid three spots to No. 19 from its adjusted 2012 ranking at No. 16. The study, released Wednesday, found that the Ocean State ranked in the top 10 on three of 30 measures, but ranked poorly on measures such as drug deaths, preventable hospitalizations and socioeconomic health disparity. more
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island donated its former Wellness Van to the United Way’s 2-1-1 in Rhode Island helpline program during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. more
HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health benefits exchange, has kicked off a series of enrollment assistance events focused on helping Rhode Islanders learn about their health insurance options. more
Dr. Richard G. Moore, director of the Center for Biomarkers and Emerging Technologies and a gynecologic oncologist with the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants, and a team of researchers have developed an new test to guide the treatment of women with persistent or recurrent ovarian cancer. more
The Miriam Hospital has expanded its efforts to help Rhode Islanders prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS with a new pre-exposure treatment program. more
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts met with leaders of Rhode Island’s health care industry to discuss how key reforms, some of which are part of the Affordable Care Act, are improving health care quality and lowering health spending in the state. more
Kent’s oldest employee reflects on her experience at the hospital as she nears her 100th birthday. more
Eight years ago, when MinuteClinic first tried to open retail health clinics in Rhode Island, the Minneapolis-based company withdrew its application for a certificate of need after facing significant opposition from Rhode Island’s doctors, among others. more
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