Summit: R.I. health care system fragile, but opportunities available

Updated at 5:26 p.m. on May 28, 2024

STATE AND CONGRESSIONAL leaders gathered at the Statehouse on Tuesday for a health care summit hosted by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi; and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio.

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., sees two opportunities for improving Rhode Island’s health care environment, but they won’t last long. The first is to create a consensus health regulation that would allow for greater collaboration among hospitals and protect them from out-of-state “predation.” The regulation could set terms for out-of-state hospital transactions and collaboration

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