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Health Insurance
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The state's uninsured rate has been cut in half, to 5 percent, since 2012, thanks in part to the state-run health-benefits exchange. But health care costs continue to rise beyond what many workers and businesses can afford. Rhode Island is … more
Wages are still stagnant, yet employers have found something else to help attract and retain employees: health-care benefits. A good insurance plan has become a more vital tool than ever for hiring, according to a recent survey from the Society of Human Resources. more
When I arrived in Rhode Island, I felt strongly – and still do – that our company had a responsibility to be part of the solution to improve the state's economy. As we consider how we do right by our customers and our provider partners, we also … more
Two recent studies reveal that two of the latest concepts for reducing health care spending and improving health outcomes are doing what they were designed to do. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island released a five-year, longitudinal … more
A new agreement between Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Integra Community Care Network LLC will provide 60,000 BCBSRI members a new model of coordinated health care delivery. more
People are taking a more active role in how they purchase and pay for health care, with consumers driving more of the decision-making process. more
PROVIDENCE – A Superior Court judge last week ruled in favor of Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner and her decision to approve an insurance rate hike for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island that had been challenged by … more
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
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
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