R.I. looks to preserve gains under Obamacare

RATE REVIEW: The Office of Health Insurance Commissioner released its approved premium changes for commercial health insurance plans on Aug. 17, and in nearly all cases the OHIC cut back the requested rate increase requests. A Kaiser Family Foundation study found Providence had the second-lowest 2018 premiums for some plans among 21 cities examined. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Rhode Island has had a good thing going under so-called “Obamacare,” according to state officials, but it all could change unless the state steps in to pick up where the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are leaving off. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, has been a success in Rhode Island,

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