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ERIC J. BEANE will step down as Health and Human Services secretary in mid-December. Lisa Vura-Weis will serve as acting secretary following his departure. / COURTESY EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

HHS Secretary Beane to step down in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Health and Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane will step down in mid-December, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday.Lisa Vura-Weis, currently...

House Republicans elect Filippi, Chippendale as new minority leaders

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Blake A. Filippi, R-New Shoreham, will serve as the next House minority leader, following a vote of the chamber’s Republican caucus.Filippi...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...

Nursing homes eye temporary relief

Nursing homes have been trying for several years to get their state funding restored, eventually suing to regain two consecutive years of 2 percent...
IT STARTS AT THE TOP: Critics and political opponents say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo should have known about the deception that a state lawyer was committing by not filing a timely appeal to a court ruling about state reimbursement rates to nursing homes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Business as usual at EOHHS not an acceptable way to govern

Should Gov. Gina M. Raimondo have known about the malfeasance of an attorney in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, one that...

UHIP software update postponed to June

PROVIDENCE — A software upgrade for the Unified Health Infrastructure Project planned for May 19 has been postponed until June “to ensure a quality...

State to restore hospital charity care fund, Medicaid enrollment growing faster...

PROVIDENCE — Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Medicaid Director Patrick Tigue has recommended increasing the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital funding to the...

EOHHS extends UHIP contract with Deloitte through March 2019

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services has extended its contract with Deloitte, the vendor responsible for the state’s Unified...
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...
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