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THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S effort to let companies with religious or moral objections opt out of Obamacare requirements that they offer free contraception coverage in their employee health care plans was issued a preliminary injunction in 13 states, including Rhode island, and the District of Columbia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KHOLOOD EID

Judge blocks Trump plan to revoke Obamacare contraceptive rule

NEW YORK - The Trump administration’s effort to let companies with religious or moral objections opt out of Obamacare requirements that they offer free...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE, shown above, has issued a report that anticipates increased commercial lending by credit unions based on the relaxing of rules two years ago. Is that a good thing? / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Regulators issue notice of proposed Volcker Rule exemption for small banks

PROVIDENCE – Federal banking agencies have issued a notice of proposed rule-making to exempt banks with less than $10 billion in assets from the...

Kilmartin joins lawsuit to block release of 3-D-printed firearm designs

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration action to allow the distribution of firearm...
ACTIONS BY THE TRUP ADMINISTRATION have been disruptive to health insurance exchanges, like HealthSource RI, that were created as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Are Rhode Island companies backing away from using it as a result?

Is your business using HealthSource RI to help employees gain health...

Despite being unable to completely eliminate the health insurance marketplaces – like HealthSource RI – that the Affordable Care Act ushered into existence, the...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has temporarily halted $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers, a change that some say will put the "solvency of the market ... at risk."

Latest Trump administration action puts health insurance market ‘at risk’

PROVIDENCE – President Donald Trump’s administration is temporarily halting $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers. The move could have...

Providence mayor unveils city identification cards

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled the city’s new municipal identification cards Tuesday, urging Providence residents to come to City Hall and get...

Cigna to draw antitrust scrutiny amid health care deal wave

NEW YORK – Cigna Corp.’s proposed deal for Express Scripts Holding Co. faces a drawn-out merger review as the Trump administration’s antitrust enforcers weigh the competitive...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S proposed 25 and 10 percent tariffs on steel and aluminum, respectively, will increase prices on those imports and has inspired European Union retaliatory tariffs on U.S. bourbon, both of which would negatively affect the state’s brewing and distillery industries, according to a recent analysis by the Brookings Institution. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Analysis: New tariffs on steel, aluminum could affect R.I. brewing, distillery...

PROVIDENCE – The Trump administration’s proposed 25 and 10 percent tariffs on steel and aluminum, respectively, will increase prices on those imports and has...

Magaziner joins coalition against Trump administration’s Clean Power Plan repeal

PROVIDENCE – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has joined a coalition of 11 state treasurers and local comptrollers asking the Environmental Protection Agency to halt...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has eliminated the Affordable Care Act guarantee of contraception coverage for women without copay. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ

Medical community decries Trump administration’s cut of birth control coverage

PROVIDENCE – The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services’ new rules eliminating the mandate that all businesses provide coverage for birth control...
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