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We have spent much time exploring what is wrong with today’s health care system and what needs to be done by its participants (providers, insurers, employers and patients). This article will address the remaining very important system participants – elected and appointed government officials. 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
With the Dec. 31 deadline looming, Rhode Islanders continued to enroll at HealthSourceRI.com, with the total number of new private plan enrollees (including those who have not yet paid) reaching 9,803 since the website went live on Oct. 1. more
Costs paid by Rhode Island employers toward employee health plans in 2013 were higher than costs paid by employers in neighboring states, according to a recent survey conducted by USI Insurance Services. more
Consumers waiting until the last minute to buy health coverage under Obamacare received a reprieve as a record number of users visited the U.S. online insurance marketplace. more
During the first two weeks of December, 2,820 Rhode Islanders enrolled for private health insurance through HealthSource RI, more than doubling the number of Rhode Islanders that had enrolled in the exchange’s first two months of operation, HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson said Monday. more
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
In response to continued criticism of Obamacare by Republican members of Congress, the White House released figures Thursday for each state, including Rhode Island, illustrating the effect that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have locally. more
Following the lead of the federal Affordable Care Act exchange, HealthSource RI announced Tuesday it has extended the deadline for individual and small-employer plan selection and payment. more
In 2004, while testifying before the R.I. Joint Oversight Committee for Healthcare, I suggested that subscribers were largely responsible for out-of-control health care costs. I struck a nerve, because the next day The Providence Journal announced, “Blue Cross blames subscribers for cost increases.” more
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