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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
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
PROVIDENCE – A new report about RIte Care, the state’s health-insurance program for low- and moderate-income children and their families, concludes that the program is continuing to improve the health of children, pregnant women and families in Rhode Island. more
In a joint statement issued late Friday afternoon, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner and HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson said Rhode Island will not allow insurers to continue the sale of policies canceled under the Affordable Care Act, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Americans who received cancellation notices a one-year reprieve. 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
Rhode Island’s health-insurance market is one of the least competitive in the country, according to an annual study by the American Medical Association released Thursday. more
Tufts Health Plan has named Thomas Croswell as its new president, adding that role to his position as chief operating officer and interim president of Network Health, a subsidiary health plan for 215,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes. more
So HealthSource RI is up and running. At least comparatively speaking, it seems quite successful at this early stage, too, managing encouragingly high traffic, facilitating registration, and even enrolling new subscribers. In the first week of operation, the site enrolled about as many new subscribers as neighboring Connecticut, which draws from a much larger population. It would seem that Director Christine Ferguson and her small but intrepid staff deserve at least preliminary kudos for the frenetic effort needed to get the massive project off the ground on time. more
EAST PROVIDENCE – Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., and HealthSource RI Director Christine C. Ferguson are partnering to host three workshops to help small-business owners, young people and the uninsured in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District navigate the new health-insurance exchange. 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
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