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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...
FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR Janet Yellen said that any rollbacks of post-crisis financial reforms should be “modest.” / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Yellen issues broad defense of post-crisis financial rules

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said any rollback of post-crisis financial reforms should be “modest” because they’ve made the banking system...
THE 450-MEGAWATT Manchester Street power plant in Providence, above, burns natural gas and must buy RGGI permits to cover its emissions. / COURTESY DOMINION ENERGY

Regional climate accord agrees to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent

(Updated: 5:32 p.m.)PROVIDENCE – The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a nine-state bipartisan climate accord, has reached consensus on a new plan aimed at reducing...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, left, has not yet decided whether or not to leave the Paris Accord after attending the G7 summit last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO / ANDREW HARRER

What should President Donald Trump’s highest priority be right now?

With the initial efforts to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act pulled from the congressional docket, what should the president set his policy...
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