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Health Insurance
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UnitedHealth Group Inc. agreed to buy Catamaran Corp. for about $12.8 billion, bulking up its drug- benefits business to get better negotiating power in talks with pharmaceutical companies over prices. more
Funding for Medicaid, a constantly shifting cost shared by the state and federal governments, is a balancing act state policy analysts say is critical to Rhode Island’s economic health. In a … more
In an annual check up of our nation’s health, Rhode Island’s overall health ranked #14 among all 50 states in 2015. As a state, we do exceptionally well from a policy standpoint, but still do need to improve in many areas. more
The Affordable Care Act has provided more than $60 million in savings to Rhode Islanders since it was enacted, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline said Wednesday. more
The state’s health insurance regulator on Thursday announced new policies designed to further change how commercial health insurers pay for care. more
HealthSource RI said that 35,428 individuals are enrolled in 2016 coverage through the health benefits exchange as of Feb. 6, the majority of whom were auto-renewed into a 2016 plan. more
Eighty-two percent of Year One customers had renewed or selected a health insurance plan through HealthSource RI as of Feb. 15, according to the latest enrollment data. more
There’s good reason for Congress to remodel some aspects of Obamacare. More than half of people who get health coverage through the insurance exchanges have high out-of-pocket costs, for example; 1 in 10 say they’ve gone without medical care because of the expense. more
(Updated 3:40 p.m.) The four health insurance companies that do business in Rhode Island have submitted their 2016 insurance rate increase requests with the state Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, but they have until June 1 to make additional changes. more
Rhode Island’s RIte Care, the publicly funded managed health care program for children and families with low incomes, outperforms similar programs in all other states in quality, according a report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. more
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