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Rhode Island seniors and disabled persons with Medicare prescription drug plan coverage saved $9.9 million, or an average of $709 per person, on their prescription drugs in 2013 through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicare discount program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported last week. more
Long-term health care costs in Rhode Island have risen more rapidly over the past five years than in the United States as a whole and can cost as much as 40 percent more each year than the national average, according to the Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Survey released Monday. more
In one of his last official acts, outgoing R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller announced his decision today to significantly lower premium increases for commercial health insurers’ 2014 rate plans for the individual, small group and large group markets. more
Last Monday, three “superheroes” scaled the Hasbro Children’s Hospital – surprising and brightening the mood of its young patients. more
(Updated, Feb. 3, 10:42 a.m.) Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley on Friday said the university will establish a School of Health Sciences within the year that will be anchored by a graduate physician assistant program set to start in January 2015. more
By this time next year, the independent community hospital in Rhode Island could be a thing of the past. more
In the early 1980s, when I first dipped my toe into the waters of health care and health insurance, there was a severe crisis. Subscribers were livid over health insurance rates. They demanded change in ways that makes today’s complaints look tame. more
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have published one of the first studies of its kind to follow weight loss maintenance for individuals over a 10-year period. more
CVS Caremark Corp. said Thursday its charitable trust awarded grants to 70 school and community health centers and clinics nationwide, part of a multi-year, $5 million effort to partner with organizations that provide health care to traditionally underserved populations. more
Kent Hospital has become the first in the state to offer a program for the robotic, minimally invasive removal of gallbladders. more
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