Republicans scrapped a vote on the embattled health care bill Friday as a growing number of Republicans declared they opposed the latest version just a day after President Donald Trump demanded a do-or-die vote on the longtime GOP priority.
By Anna Edgerton, Billy House and Sahil Kapur Bloomberg News
The Trump administration doubled down on its demand that House Republican leaders hold a vote Friday on their embattled health care bill without any changes and with lingering uncertainty about whether they have enough support to pass the measure.
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo warned on Thursday against the effects of Trumpcare, the president’s alternative to the Affordable Care Act, saying it would put in jeopardy health insurance coverage for 70,000 Rhode Islanders.
The majority of business owners believe that economic conditions will improve this year, according to the Citizens Commercial Banking Survey released this week that examined the effect of the presidential election on future mergers and acquisitions.
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable has launched an initiative to have 80 percent of adults 50 and older be screened regularly for colorectal cancer by 2018, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is on board.
Close to 500 Rhode Islanders avoided long-term admission to a nursing home and another 150 Rhode Islanders were transitioned out of such placements as a result of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s work in support of the state’s Integrated Care Initiative, the insurer said Monday.