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FEDERAL approval of a state reinsurance program has lowered 2020 individual health insurance rates in Rhode Island.

R.I. reinsurance program lowers individual health insurance rates

PROVIDENCE – A new state program has earned federal approval, paving the way for savings on health insurance premiums for some consumers.The health insurance...
HELPING HAND: Customer-service representative Ramon Chevas German, right, assists a client with health insurance at a HealthSource RI center in East ­Providence.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo budget supports reinsurance program

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget includes proposals she says are intended to keep health insurance affordable for thousands of Rhode Islanders, in response to...
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...
ACCORDING TO HSRI officials, the individual mandate expiration will cause as much as 50 percent premium spike for individual plans over the next three years.

Sherman: HSRI premiums may spike 50% without mandate

PROVIDENCE —  HealthSource Rhode Island’s 12 percent enrollment increase was the greatest among state-based Affordable Care Act exchanges this year, but the individual mandate...
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES has passed the GOP's tax bill. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Senate passes U.S. tax overhaul, putting GOP on brink of big...

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans passed the most extensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years, a bill that delivers a...
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...
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