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It’s not if, rather how to make health care reform work

Much of the recent controversy over the funding for Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange, Healtsource RI, misses the point of how the exchange fits...

Funding HealthSource RI may be easier than it seems

So HealthSource RI is up and running. At least comparatively speaking, it seems quite successful at this early stage, too, managing encouragingly high traffic,...

Does employer-sponsored health coverage make sense?

It was recently announced that the “large employer mandate” provision of the Affordable Care Act has been postponed for a year, until 2015. As a...

Attitude is important to make health care reform work

It was Henry Ford who said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” His wisdom has an amazing array...

Hospital beds, health planning and controlling costs

In business, many major projects begin with a needs assessment. Since becoming involved with health care reform years ago and helping to form the...

A big disconnect between health insurance, care cost

Our company is still negotiating the annual renewal of our health coverage. According to the insurer’s rate filings, we should probably expect an increase....

No going back without reform at Landmark hospital

Personally, I don’t think the situation we face in our economy is helped by the incessant union bashing I hear from many, including the...

In this election year, health reform may be biggest issue

I have always been somewhat apolitical, never registering with either major party, spreading votes among both, and even others occasionally. And I realize that...

Reform opponents have vested interest in status quo

The message of a recent story (“New group wants input on health exchange,” March 16, 2012, PBN.com) should not surprise us. When nearly 20...

More-efficient model needed for hospitals’ survival

I know from many years of volunteer and fundraising work that people in our communities care deeply about their local hospitals. Businesses too tend...
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