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Governor Gina M. Raimondo, right, meeting with reporters last week to discuss her budget. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MARY MACDONALD

Raimondo considers altering free tuition proposal

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Tuesday she will consider changing her proposal for two years of free state tuition, to make it less...

Full effects of health care reform must be measured and known

It is difficult to imagine that the passage of the American Health Care Act could so quickly be shunted to the back burner. But...
SOURCE: The Economic Progress Institute

Rhode Island bizs could lose under ACA repeal

While the national debate about the future of health care rages on in Washington, D.C., local employers are left to grapple with how repealing...

R.I. biz community divided on Trump policies

President Donald Trump continues to divide Rhode Island’s business community, which still largely expects him to buoy individual businesses, but remains skeptical about his...
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Langevin to discuss health care cybersecurity challenges at Pell Center

NEWPORT – U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin will deliver the keynote address at a cybersecurity tabletop exercise hosted by Salve Regina University’s Pell Center...
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ORRIN HATCH, R-Utah, says that it is not a given that the taxes that were rolled back in the House of Representatives' American Health Care Act will be written out of the Senate's version of health care reform.

Obamacare taxes aren’t necessarily going away, GOP senators say

WASHINGTON – Republican senators said it’s unclear whether their chamber will repeal all of the taxes imposed under Obamacare as they set aside the...
HOUSE Republicans mustered enough votes to pass their health-care bill on May 4. The 217-213 vote sends the American Health Care Act to the Senate. Pictured is House Speaker Paul Ryan. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

AHCA could cost Rhode Island hundreds of millions

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could lose nearly a half billion dollars in federal funding, resulting in thousands of people losing health insurance, should Congress...
HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN told reporters Wednesday the amendment provides "a great way to lower premiums, give states more flexibility while protecting people with pre-existing conditions."/BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Freedom Caucus endorses GOP health bill, reviving its chances

WASHINGTON - The conservative House Freedom Caucus that helped derail the GOP’s effort last month to repeal Obamacare has formally endorsed a revised measure, potentiality...
THE U.S. Department of Justice has asked for documents in connection with its investigation into possible false claims or payments associated with the Unified Health Infrastructure Project computer system, which has had problems since its September rollout.

DOJ requests UHIP contract documents

PROVIDENCE – The federal Department of Justice has asked for documents in connection with its investigation into possible false claims or payments associated with...
ON A MISSION: From left, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island officials Ed Curis, policy analyst; David Burnett, chief of staff; and Ericka Moore, sales and marketing representative, meet at the nonprofit’s Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Stakes high for NHPRI in Medicaid debate

As Congress has convulsed over efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, health insurers in Rhode Island who specialize in Medicaid customers are trying...
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