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THE R.I. PARTNERSHIP FOR HOME CARE announced that the Homefront Health Care has closed and is in the process of transferring its patients and staff to other home care providers.

Homefront Health Care closes immediately, 450 affected

CRANSTON – Homefront Healthcare has closed its doors, the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care announced Thursday. RIPHC reached an agreement with a court-appointed special...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, Mitch McConnell / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

GOP’s Obamacare repeal would cut insured by 32 million, CBO says

WASHINGTON - A Republican fallback plan to repeal all of Obamacare without a replacement health program would lead to 32 million more people uninsured than under...
OVER 400 PEOPLE were arrested in a government crackdown on health care fraud. /BLOOMBERG FILE HPTO/KIYOSHI OTA

6 arrested in R.I. as part of $1.3B health care fraud...

NEW YORK - More than four hundred people were charged in a sweeping crackdown on health care fraud that cost taxpayers $1.3 billion, in...
THE BCRA WOULD REDUCE federal funding for Medicaid in Rhode Island by $1.89 billion from the years 2020-2026 according to Avalere. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Report: Senate health reform would significantly reduce Medicaid funding in R.I.

PROVIDENCE - If the Better Care Reconciliation Act was passed in its current form, Rhode Island will lose $1.9 billion of federal Medicaid funding...
THE GOP HEALTH PLAN includes $50 billion in subsidies over four years to stabilize insurance exchanges. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ ANDREW HARRER

Senate health plan draft relies on subsidies GOP has faulted

NEW YORK - Senate Republicans’ proposal to replace Obamacare would provide an additional $50 billion over four years to stabilize insurance exchanges, relying on a...
Peter F. Kilmartin

Kilmartin seeks expanded Medicaid-fraud authority to fight home health care abuse

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from 36 states and the District of Columbia to urge the federal government...

Full effects of health care reform must be measured and known

It is difficult to imagine that the passage of the American Health Care Act could so quickly be shunted to the back burner. But...
SOURCE: The Economic Progress Institute

Rhode Island bizs could lose under ACA repeal

While the national debate about the future of health care rages on in Washington, D.C., local employers are left to grapple with how repealing...
PATRICK TIGUE has been named state Medicaid director. / COURTESY LINKEDIN

Five Questions With: Patrick Tigue

Patrick Tigue was named Medicaid director for the state of Rhode Island in March 2017, succeeding Anya Rader Wallack, who left that position in...
WalletHub

WalletHub names R.I. 7th-best state for children’s health care

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the seventh-best state for children’s health care, according to an April 24 analysis by WalletHub, a finance website. Using 20...
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