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About 800,000 people have signed up for private health plans through Obamacare in January, pushing total enrollment to 3 million as negative perceptions about the program give way to more practical needs. more
Consumers waiting until the last minute to buy health coverage under Obamacare received a reprieve as a record number of users visited the U.S. online insurance marketplace. more
South County Hospital, the sole remaining independent hospital in Rhode Island, has entered exclusive talks with Southcoast Health System of New Bedford regarding a possible merger. more
HIV and viral hepatitis specialist and primary care physician talks about the RI Defeats Hep C program. 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
The Rhode Island insurance marketplace, HealthSource RI, is now up and running, thanks to a lot of great preparatory work. Tea Party ire as these “Obamacare” insurance marketplaces opened up around the country set off the government shutdown, a threat of U.S. default and considerable controversy. Rhode Island businesses now must sort through the confusion. I thank the local chambers of commerce, HealthSource RI, and the Rhode Island Association of CPAs, who’ve worked with the congressional delegation to sort fact from myth. more
Four Rhode Island business groups sent a statement to Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and state legislators on Tuesday asserting that HealthSource RI should be funded only by those individuals and small businesses that obtain insurance through the exchange. more
Co-chair of the newly created Gun Safety Task Force talks about the group’s goals. more
During the first two weeks of December, 2,820 Rhode Islanders enrolled for private health insurance through HealthSource RI, more than doubling the number of Rhode Islanders that had enrolled in the exchange’s first two months of operation, HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson said Monday. more
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer, reported third-quarter sales below analysts’ expectations while declining to raise its profit projections, driving shares down the most in six months. more
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