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Consumers’ share of the cost of health care is getting too little attention when it comes to reform efforts in Rhode Island. We have been celebrating the success of our individual and small-market health-benefits exchange, HealthSource RI, which has extended coverage to more than 90,000 Rhode Islanders through both private health insurance plans and Medicaid. more
WASHINGTON – The number of uninsured in the United States is expected to decline by nearly half, from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023, as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary. The report was recently published in Health Affairs. more
BOSTON – An insurance company and its subsidiary have agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle allegations that they deceptively marketed and sold a discount health plan to hundreds of Massachusetts consumers, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
When someone suffers an accident, they can’t always inform the responding EMTs about medications they’re taking, or tell them about a serious condition they might have. more
Penny Phaneuf, 68, has been going to Gold’s Gym in East Greenwich for three years but this year, she’s only paying $5 a month. more
Even if they disagree about the federal health care law that created it, Rhode Island’s major candidates for governor all want to see the state’s health-benefits exchange become a moneymaker. more
WASHINGTON – Providence and New Bedford were among eight cities to receive grants from the National League of Cities to help implement outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. more
One man who is in his 30s came into the Foster office of WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Center when he finally got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. more
PROVIDENCE – On the eve of the 49th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law, new information released recently by the federal Department of Health and Human Services shows that Rhode Islanders with Medicare have saved $35,237,763 on prescription drugs as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Nationally, more than 8.2 million seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continue to enjoy prescription-drug savings as a result of the Affordable Care Act, saving $11.5 billion since 2010. more
The thousands of free flu shots Rhode Islanders receive every year aren’t entirely free. more
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