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Neighborhood loses $1.7 million in 2017, as proposed Medicaid cuts worry...

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island posted a net loss of $1.7 million in 2017, and President and CEO Peter M. Marino...

Prescription drug costs a crime

President Donald Trump has complained that U.S. drug companies are “getting away with murder.” For once the hyperbole is forgivable: It suggests he takes...

What’s bad for GE is worse for America

General Electric’s multibillion-dollar loss in a unit that sold long-term-care insurance is a blow from which the iconic company is still reeling. But it’s...
THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION has filed a lawsuit challenging the program that has removed Rhode Islanders from Medicaid benefits.

ACLU files federal lawsuit over Medicaid benefits

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit that seeks class action status on behalf of people who say they...
SURPLUS: With most Rhode Island hospitals experiencing a decline in patients since 2006, and falling demand for inpatient services, the state has a surplus of hospital beds. Shown above is a patient room from The Miriam Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY ­LIFESPAN CORP.

Hospital demand falls, industry groups differ on whether to embrace trend

Officials and an expert analysis agree Rhode Island has a hospital-bed surplus coupled with a trend toward diminishing demand for inpatient services, but local...

Let states cut drug prices

Drug prices are too high, and Congress lacks the political will to do anything about it. These are two of the most uncontroversial assertions...

Multiple Rhode Islanders receive Medicaid termination notices in error

PROVIDENCE – Medicaid termination notices have been sent to a number of unknown Rhode Islanders in error in recent weeks, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported...
CVS HEALTH CORP. HAS REACHED A DEAL to acquire Aetna Inc. for $69 billion. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS Health, Aetna plan to offer lower cost, managed health care

WOONSOCKET — CVS Health Corp.’s $77 billion merger with Aetna Inc. would combine analytics and community-centered care in the patient-centered health model in 10,000...

EOHHS receives $1.5M in Mylan qui tam settlement

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health & Human Services received $1.5 million from the settlement of allegations Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty...
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Five Questions With Helene Forte

Helene Forte | Vice president, public plans emerging markets, Tufts Health Plan 1. Why did Tufts Health Plan want to enter R.I.’s Medicaid market? As...

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