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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Op-Ed

Are your health care dollars wasted?

The 2019 health plan open-enrollment season is kicking off for many Rhode Island employers. Each year the rising cost of health care takes its...

Does FEC care about campaign violations?

The Federal Election Commission would prefer not to know. On a party-line vote, the FEC has voted not to pursue enforcement action against the...

Obamacare poised for booster shot

Health spending accounts for 18 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, and disagreements about government’s role in paying for these costs and ensuring coverage...

Health scares sow confusion

I’ll refrain from saying there’s an epidemic of health scares, because overuse of the word “epidemic” is a common scare tactic. But let’s just...
JEFFREY DIEHL is the CEO of Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND INFRASTRUCTURE BANK

Opinion: Second annual Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit to focus on investments,...

Communities across Rhode Island rely on well-functioning infrastructure every day. From the roads we drive on to the water we drink, reliable, modern infrastructure...

Health care savings model still worth exploring

Important new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Sept. 4 showed a promising experiment aimed at reducing health care...

Climate fight can’t be slowed, even by EPA

The best that can be said for the Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan to loosen restrictions on coal-fired power plants is that it will...

Venture capital needs geographic diversity

The U.S. high-technology industry looks like it may be too concentrated. One sign of this is the lack of geographic diversity in the venture...

Rebranding NAFTA is better than dismantling it

After threatening for months to blow up the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump seems to have settled for a modest rebranding...

Why a work requirement hurts the poor

There’s been a lot of talk recently about adding work requirements for in-kind welfare programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides...
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