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ACA keeps R.I. healthy

As the CEO of the largest health center in Rhode Island, I am acutely aware of the impact of rising health care costs on...

Miller, McNamara seek state-level Affordable Care Act protections

PROVIDENCE – Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and House Health, Education and Welfare Committee Chairman Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick,...
A U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE has blocked new rules governing so-called association health plans, which let businesses and individuals band together to create group health plans that offer less expensive coverage than the ACA - but without some of its protections. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump’s group health plan rules struck down as ACA `end-run’

NEW YORK - One of President Donald Trump’s health care initiatives intended as a cheaper alternative to Obamacare suffered a crucial defeat when a...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has shifted its position, arguing that the entire Affordable Care Act law is unconstitutional, including its subsidies and rules banning insurers from charging more to people with pre-existing conditions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump asks courts to erase Obamacare in risky 2020 election move

NEW YORK - The Trump administration is hardening its legal position toward Obamacare, arguing now the entire law is unconstitutional in a shift that...

Five Questions With: Howard Dulude

In December, Howard Dulude was named the new finance director for the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, where he will work with staff and...
BETTER THAN EXPECTED: Adrien Hebert, left, co-owner and chief financial officer, speaks with Bob Laferriere, operations manager, at Trans-Tex, a company in Cranston that makes lanyards, sports merchandise, small-equipment pieces and other items. Hebert said business in January was better than expected.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business costs are rising but owners still confident in growth plans,...

Most Rhode Island businesses are doing well and have positive outlooks for themselves and the economy for 2019, though their confidence is not quite...
GOV. GINA M RAIMONDO will propose a $30 million increase in school funding and expanded job training in a budget she will release later this week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo proposes funding boost for education, job training; expansion of tuition-free...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says she will propose a budget this week that boosts support for education and teacher training from pre-school through...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S effort to let companies with religious or moral objections opt out of Obamacare requirements that they offer free contraception coverage in their employee health care plans was issued a preliminary injunction in 13 states, including Rhode island, and the District of Columbia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KHOLOOD EID

Judge blocks Trump plan to revoke Obamacare contraceptive rule

NEW YORK - The Trump administration’s effort to let companies with religious or moral objections opt out of Obamacare requirements that they offer free...
HSRI reported enrollment for health insurance was 6 percent higher than last year, bucking a 3.4 percent national dip in enrollment.

HSRI: Health insurance enrollment up 6% for 2019

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI’s open enrollment ended Dec. 31 with 34,600 signed up for health care insurance through the state’s health insurance exchange, about 6...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO renewed her call for a ban on assault weapons in her inaugural address at the Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Raimondo calls for unity in inaugural address

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday committed to broadly supporting ongoing state efforts to boost education, job training, affordable health care and...

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