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R.I. seniors benefit from health care law

WASHINGTON – With the holiday season stretching many budgets, thousands of Rhode Island seniors have a little extra money thanks to prescription drug savings...

WellOne receives vital grants

BURILLVILLE – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, Rhode Island’s oldest community health center, announced recently the awarding of nearly $200,000 in grants to...
THE WHITE HOUSE released figures Thursday illustrating how the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has impacted Rhode Island, in an attempt to prove that a repeal of the health-care reform law could have damaging local effects. According to the White House statement, Republicans in Congress have tried and failed to repeal the health-care reform law more than 40 times. / BLOOMBERG PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS

Obama administration highlights R.I. health care improvements in defense of Affordable...

PROVIDENCE – In response to continued criticism of Obamacare by Republican members of Congress, the White House released figures Thursday for each state, including...
HEALTHSOURCE RI, Rhode Island's Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange, has extended enrollment deadlines for individuals and small employers for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

HealthSource RI extends deadlines for Jan. 1 coverage

(Updated, 5:17 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – Following the lead of the federal Affordable Care Act exchange, HealthSource RI announced Tuesday it has extended the deadline for...
"If you have a good work ethic and take your work seriously, and have good patient compliance, outcome-driven payment is the way to go."

Five Questions With: Christy Ciesla

Christy Ciesla is a doctor of physical therapy at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital and coordinates women’s health physical services at the...

VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties hits milestone

PORTSMOUTH – Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties’ Personal Emergency Response program recently announced a major milestone of having surpassed the 500...

Stepping Up program off to a strong start

Stepping Up, Rhode Island’s innovative nursing residency program in its inaugural year, is beginning to get national attention. “People from around the country have...

R.I. mental health benefits widening under ACA

“For too long, Americans suffering from mental health conditions have been stigmatized, misdiagnosed, and poorly treated,” said Whitehouse. “The new benefits provided through...
A groundbreaking ceremony attended by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and others was held last week in South Kingstown, as Thundermist Health Center made a preliminary start on the ambitious construction project to create its new Wakefield facility in 2014.

Thundermist breaks ground for new facility

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A groundbreaking ceremony attended by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and others was held last week in South Kingstown, as Thundermist Health...
OF THE 2,649 individuals who have signed up for health insurance through HealthSource RI, 1,691 enrollees, or 64 percent, fall in the 45-54 and 55-64 age categories, raising the possibility of adverse selection.

Majority of 2,649 private-plan exchange enrollees aged 45-64

PROVIDENCE – A total of 7,929 Rhode Islanders had enrolled for health insurance through the HealthSource RI exchange as of Nov. 30, of which...
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