Updated February 27 at 1:27pm
Health Insurance
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(Updated: 3:50 p.m.) As Congress tosses the hot potato of Obamacare repeal promises from hand to hand in Washington, health insurers, doctors and hospitals in Rhode Island worry about the effects of lost benefits and are focused on maintaining improved care and coverage that predates the Affordable Care Act. more
Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini escalated his criticism of the Affordable Care Act, saying Obamacare’s markets are nearing failure as premiums climb and healthier individuals drop out. more
(Updated, 2:25 p.m.) Short-term solutions continue to roll out of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office concerning the long-term issues plaguing the state’s digital benefits system known more commonly as UHIP. more
Simmering tensions between Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. exploded Tuesday as Cigna sued to end their $48 billion deal, and Anthem moments later said it would fight to keep the merger alive. more
(Updated 3:04 p.m. and 12:10 p.m.) HealthSource Rhode Island had a 15.1 percent drop in enrollment for the Nov. 1 to Jan. 31 open enrollment period compared with the prior year open enrollment period, according to numbers released by the state’s health benefits exchange this week. more
The U.S. Senate confirmed Tom Price, a congressman and physician, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a post where he’ll have a leading role in Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare and implement its replacement, and oversee a budget of more than $1 trillion. more
President Donald Trump said the process for coming up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act could stretch into 2018, a longer time frame than he previously indicated. more
Lifespan Physician Group Inc. and Coastal Medical are among approximately 2,900 primary care practices nationwide participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, a public-private partnership through the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services designed to provide better access to quality health care at lower costs. more
Rhode Island ranks 42nd in the nation for levels of well-being among its residents, with the lowest scores nationwide in both community and social well-being. more
Rhode Island is among the top five states that stand to suffer if the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is repealed. That’s according to data released Wednesday by personal finance website WalletHub. more
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