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As the March 31 open enrollment deadline approaches for individuals and families to secure health insurance through the state-run Affordable Care Act exchange, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced a one-day event on Saturday, March 8, to encourage Rhode Islanders to sign up for health insurance. more
Representatives from Rite Aid stores in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts recently visited Hasbro Children’s Hospital to kick off a six-week Miracle Balloon sales campaign that will run from April 6 to May 24, 2014. more
Despite last-minute relief from a March 31 deadline for Americans signing up for health insurance through the federal health benefits exchange, Rhode Islanders hoping to obtain health insurance through the Ocean State’s exchange have to complete their application and pick a plan by 11:59 p.m. on March 31. more
Jason Cardoza, owner of Truckers America LLC in North Kingstown, wasn’t scared off by the horror stories about health-exchange websites across the country or the potential risk of trusting his employees’ insurance to an untested government information technology system. more
Despite a host of phone and online options, many consumers exploring the state’s new public health care exchange or the offerings of private insurer Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island have eschewed convenience to get their questions answered in person. more
The first phase of Obamacare ended last week much the same way it began: The federal website drew millions of visitors and crashed at least twice. more
A total of 64,590 people enrolled for Medicaid through HealthSource RI as of March 31, of which 42,320, or 65.5 percent, represent the Medicaid “expansion population,” or individuals newly eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services had originally projected 51,000 Medicaid expansion population enrollments by July 2015. more
To the Editor: At the Feb. 27 Providence Business News Summit on Health Care Reform and the Insurance Exchange (“Savings, competition, future plans aired at PBN Health Care Summit,” Feb. 27 PBN.com), the increasing cost of health care was a major concern. more
With a dozen words, President Barack Obama offered a campaign argument that he’s counting on to turn his health-care law from a liability into a winner for the November elections. more
The real national costs of emergency department visits may be as high as 10 percent of national health care expenditures, according to a report released by Brown University’s Dr. Michael H. Lee. more
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