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Health Insurance
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When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he made a risky calculation: He used most of his political capital to get one cornerstone piece of legislation passed, an overhaul of federal laws expanding healthcare access and coverage. more
Leaders of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island say strong growth of the company’s patient base, staff and revenue highlight growing community needs prioritized by nationwide health care reform. more
As the second year of the Rhode Island health benefit exchange gets underway, HealthSource RI is hosting a series of enrollment events around the Ocean State. more
BOSTON – An independent study released in the New England Journal of Medicine this month said that the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract has improved the quality of patient care and lowered costs in the four years since it was first implemented. more
Rhode Island College Simulation Center and Nursing Resource Laboratory recently received accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. more
R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner compares controlling health care costs to the old arcade game featuring mallets and plastic moles. 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
Drugmakers worried about a backlash over soaring drug prices are increasingly talking with insurers ahead of time about paying for new therapies that could cost six figures a year. more
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