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THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION plans to allow states to direct billions of dollars of Obamacare subsidies to health plans that don’t meet the law’s requirements in an attempt to make insurance more affordable and expand consumer choice. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump to let states divert Obamacare funds to other health plans

NEW YORK - The Trump administration plans to allow states to direct billions of dollars of Obamacare subsidies to health plans that don’t meet...
HSRI reported there was 3,600 more people signed up for health care coverage through the exchange one month into open enrollment compared with the same period in 2017.

HSRI: Sign-ups for health care coverage outpace last year so far

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI, the state’s health insurance exchange, reports 31,000 people have signed up for health care coverage about a month into the...

PBN Health Care Summit identifies, discusses issues that matter

PBN held its fall Health Care Summit late in October, with the goal of bringing the business community up to date on the current...
HEALTH REFORM: The focus of the second panel of participants at the Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 30 was health care reform and the insurance market, especially in light of the passing of the Republican tax cut bill in 2017 that removes the penalty for not signing up for health care in 2019. From left: Marc Spooner, executive vice president, commercial and government products, Tufts Health Plan; R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim; HealthSource RI Director Zachary W. Sherman; Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Chief Growth Officer Dave Burnett; Daniel Moynihan, vice president, contracting, Lifespan; and Coastal Medical CEO Dr. Alan Kurose.
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‘Confusion’ over ACA’s future threatens market stability

A weakened individual mandate for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act taking effect next year remains a potent threat to local health care...

Obamacare has survived. Can it thrive?

November is here, and in most U.S. states that means the start of open enrollment, the sign-up period for obtaining insurance via the Affordable...
ATTENDEES LISTEN to the first of two PBN Health Care Summit Panels Tuesday. / PBN PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

PBN Health Care Summit: Waste remains, ACA stability threatened

WARWICK — Health care waste remains a challenge and opioid overdose care needs long-term direction, while federally induced instability continues to threaten Affordable Care...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO in her office at the Rhode Island State House. Raimondo signed an executive order instructing state agencies to preserve affordable access to health care. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo executive order instructs agencies to safeguard health care access

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Wednesday formalizing her commitment to preserve the Affordable Care Act by directing state agencies...

Obamacare poised for booster shot

Health spending accounts for 18 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, and disagreements about government’s role in paying for these costs and ensuring coverage...

OHIC: Short-term health plans not approved for sale in R.I.

PROVIDENCE - The Trump Administration’s plan to expand access to short-term, limited duration health plans which omit coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act...

Trump expands availability of short-term health plans

NEW YORK - Short-term health plans with a history of consumer complaints will get a larger role in the U.S. insurance market under a Trump...
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