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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...
ACTIONS BY THE TRUP ADMINISTRATION have been disruptive to health insurance exchanges, like HealthSource RI, that were created as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Are Rhode Island companies backing away from using it as a result?

Is your business using HealthSource RI to help employees gain health...

Despite being unable to completely eliminate the health insurance marketplaces – like HealthSource RI – that the Affordable Care Act ushered into existence, the...

HSRI applying for reinsurance, sole proprietor access to employer market

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI is beginning work to apply for two 1332 waivers through the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services for a reinsurance...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has temporarily halted $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers, a change that some say will put the "solvency of the market ... at risk."

Latest Trump administration action puts health insurance market ‘at risk’

PROVIDENCE – President Donald Trump’s administration is temporarily halting $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers. The move could have...

Five Questions With: Joshua Miller

Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, is chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment &...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION unveiled a cheaper health insurance option for small businesses that lets companies forego certain Affordable Care Act restrictions, allowing small firms and individuals form association health plans. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Trump to let small businesses offer cheaper health plans

NEW YORK - The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer cheaper health-insurance plans that lack some...
OHIC HAS ANNOUNCED rate increase requests by the state's major insurers for 2019. Above, Marie L. Ganim, the Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner, speaks during the October 2017 PBN Health Care Summit. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

OHIC lists health insurance rate increase requests for 2019

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner has released the rate increase requests of the state’s four largest insurers for individual,...
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