Report: CNE financial woes threaten R.I. health care affordability

Updated at 11 a.m.

MARIE L. GANIM, Rhode Island health insurance commissioner, remains confident her office can control health care costs despite a report saying Partner HealthCare's acquisition of Care New England will negatively impact commercial insurance rates in the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY
MARIE L. GANIM, Rhode Island health insurance commissioner, remains confident her office can control health care costs despite a report saying Partner HealthCare's acquisition of Care New England will negatively impact commercial insurance rates in the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY
PROVIDENCE – An analysis of Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts’ proposed acquisition of Care New England predicts the latter’s financial losses will inspire Partners to find ways to increase revenue, which could threaten the affordability of Rhode Island’s commercial health insurance premiums by seeking rate increases, but Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim is confident her…

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