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Five Questions With: Karen Emma

In her new book, “Medicare Untangled,” author Karen Emma seeks to explain the ins and outs of Medicare for retirees enrolled in its health...
Joan Retsinas

We’ve nearly returned to our uninsured past

Remember the uninsured? Those 45 million among us dominated the 2008 presidential campaign, then the 2012 campaign. What could the nation do? We had...

Economic Progress Institute predicts move away from employer-based health insurance

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked third in the nation in the lowest rate of residents that are not covered by health insurance in 2019,...
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE for Quality Assurance has awarded accreditation to Tufts Health Plan’s Medicaid HMO product in Rhode Island.

Tufts Health Plan earns national accreditation for R.I. Medicaid coverage

PROVIDENCE – Tufts Health Plan’s Medicaid HMO coverage in Rhode Island has received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The recognition, awarded by...
Joan Retsinas

Grim U.S. stats we can do something about

COVID-19 has plunged us into the Age of Impotence. A government that once upon a time spearheaded the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after...
HOME SWEET HOME: Retired Saint Elizabeth Community CEO and President Steven Horowitz championed the creation of four Green House Homes, which are properties that have amenities similar to a regular home but residents receive equivalent care as if they were in a Saint Elizabeth facility. 

Steven Horowitz, retired CEO and president, Saint Elizabeth Community

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Steven Horowitz | Retired CEO and president, Saint Elizabeth Community SAINT ELIZABETH COMMUNITY saw exponential growth under Steven Horowitz’s...
THE R.I. EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health and Human Services and the R.I. Office of Healthy Aging announced Tuesday that they will offer financial assistance to adult day health centers in the Ocean State impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIEOHHS, RIOHA to financially help adult day care centers impacted by...

PROVIDENCE – In a joint partnership announced Tuesday, the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the R.I. Office of Healthy Aging...
David J. Totaro

The future of health care is ‘home first’

In Rhode Island, more than 75% of COVID-19 deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities. The public is quickly becoming aware of the inherent...

Shaffer named Rhode Island’s new Medicaid director

CRANSTON – Benjamin Shaffer has been appointed as the state’s new Medicaid director, a role he’s been filling on an interim basis since February...
SMALL STAFF: David Reiss, executive director for The Fogarty Center, a nonprofit that offers services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, speaks with Robyn Eannarino, administrative assistant. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: David Reiss, executive director at The Fogarty Center

5Q: David Reiss | Executive director, The Fogarty Center 1. How has COVID-19 impacted the services The Fogarty Center provides and the people it...

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