Updated August 27 at 12:31am
Health Insurance
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"The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop." That comes from the Twitter feed of personal finance writer Helaine Olen. But it could have been issued straight from the heart of any progressive … more
What is going on with the health benefits exchanges and the many co-ops that have failed across the country? (Leave aside Aetna for the moment, which clearly is exiting in response to the Department of Justice lawsuit to prevent its merger with … more
Health care industry leaders – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Care New England and Continuum Behavioral Health, among them – met more than two years ago to devise an innovative project for behavioral health care, called HealthPath. … more
Aetna warned the government in a July letter that it would be financially forced to step back its participation in Obamacare's individual insurance exchanges if the Justice Department tried to block its $28 billion purchase of Humana. more
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has partnered with CharterCARE Provider Group RI LLC to launch an accountable entity to improve care and reduce costs for Medicaid participants. more
Aetna is pulling out of 11 of the 15 states it serves on the Obamacare exchanges. Longtime readers of this column will be unsurprised at the reason: It's losing substantial amounts of money on its exchange policies. more
Rhode Island ranks as one of the worst states for families to have a richer life, according to a study released Monday by GOBankingrates.com. more
An analysis of proposed health insurance companies’ rate filings indicates that outpatient spending is expected to be the largest driver of health insurance premiums next year, according to Avalere Health, a Washington-based consulting firm focusing on health care companies and related nonprofit entities. more
Rebecca Plonsky, a licensed independent clinical social worker, is vice president of integrated behavioral health at CharterCARE Health Partners, which includes Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. Plonsky helped navigate an agreement to create CharterCARE’s new Long-Term Behavioral Health Unit, which has 20 beds for Medicaid-eligible patients who need long-term psychiatric care. She talked recently with Providence Business News about the new LTBHU and its role in the community. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island knows it's vital to lead by example, said Bobby Rodriguez, vice president of human resources. "Part of the vision is really to make Rhode Islanders healthy," Rodriguez said. "We start with our … more
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