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Christine Ferguson is so enthusiastic about the state’s new health-benefits exchange that she mistook a summit on its offerings co-sponsored by Providence Business News for a wedding. But it wouldn’t be surprising to find Ferguson, HealthSourceRI’s executive director, at a wedding explaining the exchange and asking for business cards. more
Seniors and disabled persons in Rhode Island with Medicare prescription drug plan coverage saved $7.2 million, or an average of $677 per person, on their prescription drugs in the first 10 months of 2013 through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicare discount program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported this week. more
Americans seeking cheap insurance on the Obamacare health exchanges may be in for sticker shock if they get sick next year, as consumers trade lower premiums for out-of-pocket costs that can top $6,000 a person. more
A total of 7,929 Rhode Islanders had enrolled for health insurance through the HealthSource RI exchange as of Nov. 30, of which 5,280 enrolled for Medicaid and 2,649 enrolled for individual or family plans, according to a Friday report from HealthSource RI and the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services. more
A study conducted by Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic suggests that its nurse-run, walk-in CHEER Clinic will save an estimated $1.28 million in future health care costs. more
WARWICK – At the end of September Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island opened its first retail location, following the lead of Blue Cross & Blue Shield affiliates in other states. more
While most large employers don’t intend to change their health-insurance plans with the opening of the health-benefits exchange Oct. 1, small businesses struggling with the affordability are trying to understand what their options will be on the new exchange. more
(Updated, 9:13 p.m.) HealthSource RI has received a $6.1 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assist with its small-business efforts. more
The Obama administration plans to push back by a month the second-year start of enrollment in its health program to give insurers more time to adjust to growing pains in the U.S. law, a move that may stave off higher premiums before the 2014 congressional elections. more
Following the lead of the federal Affordable Care Act exchange, HealthSource RI announced Tuesday it has extended the deadline for individual and small-employer plan selection and payment. more
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