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AHEAD OF THE GAME: With enrollments so far ahead of last year’s pace, HealthSource RI is not seeing much effect from the federal government’s removal of the penalty for not having health insurance.

HealthSource’s success positive for R.I.’s health in many ways

In many ways, Rhode Island is an outlier. But in one case, at least, the Ocean State stands out in a way that places...
THE JUDGE OVERSEEING the CVS deal to acquire and merge with Aetna is likely to block the deal, potentially delaying it for months, the New York Post reported Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

New York Post: Judge likely to block CVS-Aetna merger

PROVIDENCE – The judge presiding over the CVS Health Corp. acquisition of Aetna Inc. is likely to block the companies from merging, the New...

R.I. behind on funding post-employment benefits, but better than rest of...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s “other post-employment benefit liabilities,” which typically consist of retiree health plans, are only 16.5 percent funded, still the highest in...
RHODE ISLAND HAS funded 16.5 percent of its other post-employment benefit liabilities, ranking No. 13 in the country. / COURTESY S&P GLOBAL RATINGS

R.I. behind on funding post-employment benefits, but better than rest of...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s “other post-employment benefit liabilities,” which typically consist of retiree health plans, are only 16.5 percent funded, according to S&P Global...
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Jody Jencks

Jody Jencks | Director, PVD HealthWorks1. What is PVD HealthWorks? In 2017, created PVD HealthWorks to meet the growing demands of the health...

Clock ticking on CVS-Aetna benefits

Nothing like setting a high bar for yourself.In a statement released upon the closing of the more than $70 billion CVS Health Corp.-Aetna Inc....

Ronald Price named Chief Compliance Officer for Providence Community Health Centers

Ronald F. Price has been named Chief Compliance Officer for Providence Community Health Centers. He has more than a dozen years of executive health...

Health care still eating the economy

Health care costs are not as much in the news nowadays. A big reason might be that cost growth has slowed in recent years....
ATTENDEES LISTEN to the first of two PBN Health Care Summit Panels Tuesday. / PBN PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

PBN Health Care Summit: Waste remains, ACA stability threatened

WARWICK — Health care waste remains a challenge and opioid overdose care needs long-term direction, while federally induced instability continues to threaten Affordable Care...
ARTHUR ROBBINS, left was the recipient of the 2018 Human Dignity Award presented by HopeHealth. He is standing next to his wife, Judy Robbins. HopeHealth raised over $300,000 at its annual gala this year. / COURTESY HOPEHEALTH

HopeHealth raises $310K for Providence hospice center at annual gala

PROVIDENCE – HopeHealth raised $310,000 to help the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence at its annual gala, “An Evening of Hope & Gratitude,”...
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