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The revelation that many plans in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s health-insurance exchanges have high deductibles has put many of the law’s conservative opponents into a corner: Once in favor of high deductibles, these critics of Obamacare are suddenly worried about the risk to consumers. The data show why their new position makes more sense. more
Eight years ago, when MinuteClinic first tried to open retail health clinics in Rhode Island, the Minneapolis-based company withdrew its application for a certificate of need after facing significant opposition from Rhode Island’s doctors, among others. more
The federal agency charged with implementing the new health care law announced it is seeing major out-of-pocket savings for Medicare beneficiaries as a result of health care reform. more
Over the years, the American health care system lost its way. Seduced by miraculous technology and pharmacology, and the billions of dollars that could be earned, our health care system geared up to perform miracles, mostly in the areas of traumatic injury or serious illness. The theme here is you get what you pay for, and as a result, today we can perform miracles for those who are seriously injured or ill. more
After more than 30 years at Women & Infants Hospital, Constance Howes, the hospital’s president and CEO stepped down this week. The current executive vice president and chief operating officer Mark Marcanato will serve as acting president. more
About 2.1 million people have medical coverage beginning Wednesday through Obamacare after a late surge in enrollment helped regain ground lost to the botched debut of insurance exchanges created by the U.S. health care overhaul. more
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) HealthSource RI is opening a temporary satellite office Monday in Warwick due to increased demand from residents of Cranston and Warwick, according to exchange spokeswoman Dara Chadwick. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., posted fourth- quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as pharmacy sales rose on new medicines and new customers. more
Rhode Island nursing home owners have become accustomed to cuts in state Medicaid reimbursements in recent years, just as they’ve gotten used to the rapid pace of change in how they and other care providers are paid for their services. more
A Brown University professor whose research has focused on the HIV epidemic in the black communities of Jackson, Mississippi and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has helped to make this World AIDS Day an especially educational event in Mississippi. more
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