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HealthSourceRI Enrollment Deadline March 31st

Despite extensions announced earlier this week by federal authorities, the deadline for individuals and families selecting a new plan through HealthSourceRI is still Monday, March 31st. HealthSourceRI spokeswoman Dara Chadwick spoke with the Providence Journal, Chadwick said the state will still use federal guidelines to

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Obama Pitches Health Care Between Two Ferns

By now most people have heard of this effort by the Obama administration to get the young invisibles on board with HealthCare.gov. (Here in Rhode Island go to the state-run exchange HealthSourceRI). In case you have yet to watch Zach Galianfinakis interview Obama on Between

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Health Source RI At Red Fez

(12.2) Need health insurance? Come to Thee Red Fez at 5:30pm on Monday, December 2nd to learn about your new health insurance options through HealthSource RI. On HealthSource RI, single people can earn up to about $46,000 a year and get a tax credit to

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March Is Women’s History Month

March is International Women’s History month and while Nero’s consort Poppaea may not exactly be the type of woman organizers had in mind, this is the time of year when the awesome movie Quo Vadis sometimes comes on television and it’s the best of the

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Less Care + Higher Costs = Big Profits For Insurers

On May 14th Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts (Chairwoman of the Rhode Island Healthcare Reform Commission) wrote a column for the Providence Journal trying to explain how millions of dollars in federal grants resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has benefited Rhode Islanders

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Put Your Feet in the Air and Party

This evening on your way home from work, join local “Nap-tavists” at Providence Community Acupuncture for a celebration. HERE’S WHAT WE’RE CELEBRATING: *AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE* *OUR DANDY NEW SPACE* *COMMUNITY* THE COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE *REVOLUTION* When: Today, Friday February 18th from 3 to 6 p.m. What: free acupuncture,

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Blue Cross To Request Rate Hike

I’ll give you a second to catch your breath. According to The Providence Journal, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO James Purcell will ask the state to approve premium rate increases* in May, citing rising costs and increased use. But that new office

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Sick And Broke No Longer

That’s the dream of Ocean State Action and 23 other labor, community, environmental, student and religious groups. Wednesday at 4 pm — Rally at the Soldiers and Sailors monument in Kennedy Plaza, right across from the Providence City Hall. Join us to call for urgent

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Lying Liars, 2009 Edition

I’m not all political like some of you Dose folks, so I’ve only just discovered PolitiFact, a project of the St. Petersburg Times that fact-checks statements by the White House, Congress, lobbyists and interest groups. While others have listed the years’s top music albums or best-selling

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Green-Washing At Blue Cross

ProJo columnist Edward Fitzpatrick casts a gimlet eye on the new biodegradable/compostable/recyclable Blue Cross office building and sees right through to the fancy new offices, cafeteria and gym with their sweeping views of Waterplace Park and beyond. The costs of this new building are apparently

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Dance To Kick Off The HealthAccessRI Campaign

HealthAccessRI (which David Segal wrote about here) is the nation’s first primary care subscription program, homegrown right here in Rhode Island. Essentially, it’s a network of primary care doctors offering affordable primary care to patients who lack health insurance or have high-deductible insurance. And HealthAccessRI

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Rep. Segal Spotted on YouTube

Ah, modesty: a Providence Daily Dose co-founder avoiding mention of his appearance in a video (uploaded to YouTube by RI Future) of an anti-greed Brown protest that’s been lighting up my Facebook feed. Hide no more, Representative.

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Whole Foods, Whole Lotta Backlash

Two days ago Whole Foods CEO John Mackey posted a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece criticizing Obama’s proposed health-care reforms, and the internet backlash has been swift and fierce. Facebook already has a 2,500-strong “Boycott Whole Foods” group, and Single Payer Action is calling for

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We Can’t Wait

Peter Asen, associate director of Ocean State Action, appears this Sunday with Edward Quinlan of The Hospital Association of Rhode Island on ’10 News Conference’ with Jim Taricani for a discussion of health care reform. The segment can be viewed now at the turnto10 website

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April Fools

Attention individual payers — starting on April 1st many of you will have more disposable income.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is requesting an increase in premium rates for the Direct Pay Class (natch) and many of you will be forced to drop

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Somebody Hose These Guys Down

Am I the only one who saw ‘Sicko’?  Why is everybody wetting themselves over this new “landmark mental health bill”? It’s just another useless little band-aid.  Bush and Patrick Kennedy are probably picking out china by now.  Thursday’s lovefest/ceremonial signing featured a special leather-bound copy

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