Lobbying effort saves Koller’s job

TED ALMON of HealthRight speaks at a rally for Health Insurance Commissioner Chris Koller. He’s joined by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, D-Jamestown, and Phil Papoojian of Mereco Technologies. /
TED ALMON of HealthRight speaks at a rally for Health Insurance Commissioner Chris Koller. He’s joined by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, D-Jamestown, and Phil Papoojian of Mereco Technologies. /
The timing was tough: Just as Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller was preparing to rule on rate hike requests from the state’s three commercial health plans, all intensely opposed by businesses and consumers, legislators put his job on the chopping block. In its proposed budget for fiscal 2010, the House Finance Committee not only…

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  1. Thats bullshit! The gutless wonders in our legislature knew all well that their would be a public outcry on eliminating the Health Commisioners position, as well as the Flat Tax and the funding for Charter Schools. It was a simplistic way of of Constantino and his bunch of MORONS looking like they really listen to the people.

    The peoplr in Rhode Island are getting what they deserve.