UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer by sales, raised its profit forecast after quarterly earnings beat analyst estimates as more people signed up for Medicaid services under Obamacare.
The main trust fund behind Medicare, the $583 billion U.S. health program for the elderly and disabled, will be exhausted in 2030, four years later than projected last year, the government reported.
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CVS Health Corp. opened its first MinuteClinic in Providence last week inside the CVS/pharmacy store at 799 Hope St., marking its sixth retail medical clinic to open in Rhode Island since October.
Nearly 43 percent of Rhode Islanders say the state is moving in the wrong direction, but 54 percent feel that the newly elected leaders will provide stronger leadership, according to a new poll conducted for Bryant University’s Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership.