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Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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It has now been nearly six years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, encouraging me to revisit with my business colleagues in Rhode Island the effects of the new law to this point. One thing is abundantly … more
Like many small-business owners in Rhode Island, I care deeply about my workers and feel responsible for ensuring they have the tools and support they need to achieve their full potential. I want to help them stay healthy – not only … more
On July 11, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article written by Barack Obama, JD. While the president devoted only a small portion of his article to the "public option" for insurance, this is part of what he wrote: … more
Employee health and well-being is a critical challenge for American companies. We know that poor employee health and well-being is a primary factor in the spiraling cost of health insurance. Add absenteeism, "presenteeism," lack of engagement and … more
Rhode Island's economy continues to recover, with new companies contemplating locating here and existing ones considering investing in growing their footprints and workforces. But one significant issue continues to threaten their growth and the … more
Lots of boys go through a blowing-things-up phase in their early adolescence. Ed Thorp’s was more explosive than most. The son of a security guard (his dad) and a Douglas Aircraft riveter (his mom) growing up in a working-class town near Los Angeles during and after World War II, at age 11 Thorp found a recipe for gunpowder in an old encyclopedia and began manufacturing it in large quantities, using it to power homemade rockets and rocket cars. more
Thanks to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the General Assembly, Rhode Island has just become fairer to property owners and home purchasers. Legislation signed into law July 6 effectively prevents municipalities from artificially increasing the … more
Each year, several organizations roll out "scorecards" measuring what they think are the important indicators determining whether state taxes are too high or too low, the health of state economies, or how "business friendly" each state is. … more
To the Editor: Every year, Rhode Island emergency departments are hard at work seeing more than 350,000 Rhode Islanders in need of immediate health care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And like clockwork, every year we open … more
When it comes to being an advocate of good government here in Rhode Island, patience is not only a virtue, it's a pragmatic necessity. That's because the pace of reform is a slow grind from one major issue to the next. Every reform issue that has … more
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