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INFANT CARE: Kathleen F. Moren is the founder and CEO of Healthy Babies, Happy Moms. The company offers classes and support, as well as equipment for infant care and breastfeeding. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Keeping moms, babies healthy

When Kathleen F. Moren moved to Rhode Island from Chicago in the late 1990s, she found the state lacked services for new mothers.In 1999,...
INSIDE KNOWLEDGE: Kyrie Perry, chief public affairs officer at HealthSource R.I., reviews the week’s events during a team meeting. Her initiatives are credited with a 35 percent growth of “young invincibles” on the HSRI rolls. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Perry’s marketing prowess expands HealthSource RI ranks

RISING STAR | Kyrie Perry, HealthSource R.I., chief public affairs officerHealthSource R.I. bucked enrollment expectations for 2018, growing paying enrollees in its individual health...
HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Marie L. Ganim announced that she has instructed insurers to refile lower rates on group plans renewing in the fourth quarter of 2018 to reflect the recent suspension of the federal health insurance tax. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

OHIC reducing small-business rates for suspended health insurance tax in Q4

Correction: A previous version of this story mischaracterized estimated savings for businesses due to the suspension of a federal health insurance tax that had...
IMPROVEMENT AND CHALLENGES: Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island, participated in PBN’s 2018 Spring Health Care Summit, helping get the conversation started by talking about her recent experiences in the health care system. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Of primary concern for region’s health: primary care and cost

A major goal of the Affordable Care Act was to help more people get health insurance. And on that score, it was quite successful.But...

Banks need to embrace uncertainty

Is banking a technology industry? More and more, that seems to be the case.For years, banks and credit unions have been building their digital...

Kilmartin files motion against ACA federal lawsuit filed in Texas

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, joined by 15 attorneys general, has filed a motion to intervene in Texas et al. v. United...
THE PBN SPRING HEALTH CARE Summit addressed a multitude of problems, developments and strengths in the Rhode Island health care market.

PBN 2018 Spring Health Care Summit examines strategic, legislative hurdles to...

PROVIDENCE — Panelists at the 2018 Spring Providence Business News Health Care Summit at the Providence Marriott Friday morning agreed primary care physicians suffer...
HEALTHSOURCE RI reported a five percent increase in paying enrollees year over year. HSRI also said that 35 percent of paying enrollees were in the 18-34 age group. /COURTESY HSRI

HSRI: Paying customers up 5%

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI, the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange, reported that paying customers increased by 5 percent in 2018, with 18-34 -year-olds making...
ACCORDING TO HSRI officials, the individual mandate expiration will cause as much as 50 percent premium spike for individual plans over the next three years.

Sherman: HSRI premiums may spike 50% without mandate

PROVIDENCE —  HealthSource Rhode Island’s 12 percent enrollment increase was the greatest among state-based Affordable Care Act exchanges this year, but the individual mandate...
THE MOST RECENT ESTIMATE for HealthSource RI enrollment for 2018 was 33,021, a 10.5 percent increase from 2017 enrollment in the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange.

HSRI: Health insurance enrollees up 10.5% in 2018

PROVIDENCE — The number of health insurance enrollees through the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange, Health Source RI, climbed to 33,021 in the final...
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