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Obamacare poised for booster shot

Health spending accounts for 18 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, and disagreements about government’s role in paying for these costs and ensuring coverage...

R.I. looks to preserve gains under Obamacare

Rhode Island has had a good thing going under so-called “Obamacare,” according to state officials, but it all could change unless the state steps...

Trump expands availability of short-term health plans

NEW YORK - Short-term health plans with a history of consumer complaints will get a larger role in the U.S. insurance market under a Trump...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION unveiled a cheaper health insurance option for small businesses that lets companies forego certain Affordable Care Act restrictions, allowing small firms and individuals form association health plans. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Trump to let small businesses offer cheaper health plans

NEW YORK - The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer cheaper health-insurance plans that lack some...
SEVERAL INSURERS in Maryland and Virginia are seeking double-digit percentage increases in monthly costs for individual medical plans in 2019.

Obamacare premiums to surge next year, early rate requests show

NEW YORK - The first glimpse of what health-insurance companies plan to charge for Obamacare plans next year suggests there’s no relief ahead for...
INSIDE KNOWLEDGE: Members of the first panel at the 2018 Spring Providence Business News Health Care ­Summit April 6 at the Providence Marriott Downtown: from left, Dr. Gus Manocchia of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Stephen Farrell, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England; Dr. Claire Levesque, board-certified neurologist and chief medical officer for commercial products at Tufts Health Plan; and Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Health Care Summit: System needs more primary care doctors, cost control

Two themes led much of the discussion during the first of two panels at Providence Business News’ 2018 Spring Health Care Summit: primary care...

Individual mandate repeal not Armageddon

On Dec. 20, the new GOP tax bill signed into law repealed the individual mandate for the Affordable Care Act.The individual mandate puts a...
THE MOST RECENT ESTIMATE for HealthSource RI enrollment for 2018 was 33,021, a 10.5 percent increase from 2017 enrollment in the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange.

HSRI: Health insurance enrollees up 10.5% in 2018

PROVIDENCE — The number of health insurance enrollees through the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange, Health Source RI, climbed to 33,021 in the final...
THE DEADLINE TO signup and pay for health insurance through HealthSource RI is Dec. 31.

HSRI: Health insurance plan signup, payment due Dec. 31

PROVIDENCE — The number of health insurance enrollees through the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange, Health Source Rhode Island, has risen to 32,000, and...
WORKING THROUGH THE NIGHT on Tuesday, Dec. 19, and then through the early afternoon on Wednesday, Congress delivered a $1.5 trillion tax cut bill to President Donald Trump for his signature. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

Congress sends Trump tax-cut bill in first GOP legislative win

WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed the most extensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years – hours after the Senate...
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