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The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals announced today that it has made awards – totaling $1.4 million in federal block grant funds – to five agencies. more
CVS Pharmacy has removed partially hydrogenated oils, which are the primary source of artificial trans fats in processed foods, from all its store food product brands, the company announced Wednesday. more
(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
Lifespan today announced that it will unify its cancer care services and research across all of its hospitals and outpatient centers under a single entity, the Lifespan Cancer Institute. more
Saying casual hookups are at an “all-time high” thanks to dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, a new study released Monday said Alaska is the “most sexually diseased state” in the country, while New Hampshire is the least. more
When it comes to the healthiest metropolitan areas in America, Providence ranks in the lower half, according to the latest study by personal finance website WalletHub. 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
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