Health Services

Having insurance doesn’t guarantee health coverage

Phew! This is the collective cry of the insured. The uninsured face physicians who refuse to see them, long waits at neighborhood clinics, dunning...
VOLUNTEERS in a URI study of tick repellents walk in place to simulate spending time outdoors while 30 ticks climb on their skin. URI's Center for Vector-Borne Disease is studying the effectiveness of repellents sprayed on clothing. /

A creepy, crawly way to aid science

Sarah Smith sat calmly for two afternoons as dozens of deer ticks crawled up her legs and arms and burrowed their tiny heads under...
CEOs John J. Hynes, left, of Care New England and George A. Veccione of Lifespan announced the proposed merger at a joint news conference July 27. /

Lifespan, Care New England CEOs: Merger is a must

Almost two months ago, Rhode Island’s two large health care systems, Lifespan – a $1.3 billion company with more than 11,000 employees – and...

Retiree takes reins of R.I. health, human services

Lee D. Grossi, a former state budget officer with experience in the R.I. Department of Human Services and the R.I. Department of Children, Youth...

UnitedHealth asked to revise large-group rate filing

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealthcare of New England, a division of the Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group, has been ordered to reduce its requested increase in medical insurance...

Baldwin to direct Healthy Kids lead-hazard initiative

PAWTUCKET – Barbara Baldwin has been named as program coordinator for the Healthy Kids Collaborative, R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch and the Children’s...

OHIC rejects UnitedHealth medical rate request

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealthcare of New England, a division of the Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), has been ordered to reduce its requested increase in...

Slater invests $3.1M in FY07, marks record returns

The state-backed Slater Technology Fund is “optimistic” about fiscal 2008, “after significant success in the fiscal year ending June 30,” the state-backed venture capital...

R.I. files $2.4B lead abatement plan

PROVIDENCE – In the latest development following a Rhode Island jury’s landmark verdict last year against three former lead paint manufacturers, R.I. Attorney General...
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Professional services revenue surges in 2Q

WASHINGTON – The U.S. information sector attracted estimated revenue of $280.8 billion in the second quarter, an increase of 3.8 percent from the previous...

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