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MARIE L. GANIM, the Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner said that in order to mitigate impacts on health insurance rates, the state will focus insurance rate increases on the previously subsidized, passing the cost to the federal government. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

OHIC works to limit health insurance subsidy cut’s effect on insured

PROVIDENCE — When President Donald Trump signed an executive order canceling Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies to 17,000 Rhode Islanders who depend on the program to afford...
THE SENATE GOP has revived its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act but is running out of time to pass the measure with a simple majority. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

ACA reform stalls as GOP takes second shot at repeal

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI Executive Director Zach Sherman’s hopes for health insurance market-stabilizing legislation were dashed Tuesday when U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor &...
AS COSTS RISE: A chart showing the total percentage of primary care spending of total health care spending. Actual figures are higher than the state mandate as a result of individual companies' investment beyond regulatory requirements. / COURTESY OHIC

Primary care investment slowed rising health care costs in R.I.

PROVIDENCE –  Annual check-ups and acute care for urgent illness don’t keep people healthy long-term, so Rhode Island’s Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner...
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