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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
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
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
CVS Health Corp. reported a 1.9 percent increase in profit in 2016, and a nearly 16 percent increase in revenue, boosted by its Pharmacy Services Segment. more
Three executive positions at Care New England are being eliminated as a cost-savings measure due to ongoing fiscal challenges, the president and CEO of the health care system announced in a memo to staff on Friday. more
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