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HIGHER RATES: The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner has approved 18-20 percent increases in health insurance rates for silver-level plans in the individual marketplace, due to the elimination of cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers from the federal ­government. / BLOOMBERG 
FILE ­PHOTO/
ANDREW ­HARRER

OHIC’s approach saves R.I.ers significant financial pain

It might seem counterintuitive to praise Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim for keeping the average cost increases in 2018 for the benchmark silver...
STOCK PRICES CONTINUE TO SET RECORDS and investors do not seem to be pulling back even as the recovery from the Great Recession nears a decade in length.

A record in records for U.S. stocks rallying sixth week in...

NEW YORK – Earnings-day blowups, leverage warnings in China, Apple’s worst rout since August. Oh, and a sixth straight week of gains for the S&P...
ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of states in filing an amicus brief opposing the administration's ban on transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin joins opposition to ban on transgender military service

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a multistate coalition of attorneys general opposing the administration’s ban on transgender individuals in the military,...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has eliminated the Affordable Care Act guarantee of contraception coverage for women without copay. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ

Medical community decries Trump administration’s cut of birth control coverage

PROVIDENCE – The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services’ new rules eliminating the mandate that all businesses provide coverage for birth control...
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island announced it will cover the cost of Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies for its members through the end of 2017.

Blue Cross covering CSR health care subsidies for members

PROVIDENCE — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island on Friday announced it will cover the cost of Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies for...
THE INSTITUTE ON TAXATION AND ECONOMIC POLICY created a chart that shows how the proposed tax reform package would affect Rhode Islanders. / COURTESY INSTITUTE ON TAXATION AND ECONOMIC POLICY

Report: Proposed tax changes would mostly benefit top 1% of R.I....

PROVIDENCE -  The latest proposed tax reform framework supported by President Donald Trump and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan would disproportionately benefit the top...

ACA repeal may limit benefits of S corporations

Since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, the use of S corporations has seen a steady increase in popularity among tax advisers,...

Kilmartin joins 17 attorney generals in SCOTUS brief on travel ban

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined 17 other attorneys general in filing a new amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing...
ASSISTING: Karin Rondeau, family nurse practitioner at the new Randall Square location of Providence Community Health Centers, talks with her medical assistants, Leslie Alvarez, left, and Celia Ortiz. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PCHC moves to larger facility to meet growing demand

Providence Community Health Centers Inc. has traded its Chad Brown Street location for a larger 1 Randall Square facility in Providence to meet growing...
NO DEFERRED ACTION: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a briefing at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5, announcing the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program initiated under President Barack Obama. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Should the U.S. government rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

By setting a time limit on the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by executive order by former President Barack...
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