health care reform

Demystifying The RI Healthcare Insurance Exchange

(10.19) Rhode Island Community Forums, presented by The Rhode Island Foundation and Rhode Island Public Radio, is hosting a panel discussion on the state’s plans to create a new healthcare insurance exchange on Wednesday, October 19 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Health Reporter Megan Hall will moderate […]

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Wanted: By The American People

Providence College grad Karen Ignagni is the subject of this subtle approach of bringing back good old insurance industry vilification. If it ain’t broke… from Ocean State Action: When Big Insurance CEOs return to Washington on Tuesday to plan how to warp health care reform to pad their profit margins, we’re going to be ready

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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 is launching a campaign to grow to a total of

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Everyone Feels The Pinch — Not Just ‘Seniors’

Shame on The Providence Journal for its top-of-the-fold headline “Seniors feel pinch of steep premiums”. (Hard copy only — the one they can wave around the breakfast table.) Attention old people — the only people whose premiums are not increasing are the millions of Americans with no insurance at all. These articles only inflame the

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“Health Care Reform:What Are The Politics?”

Save the date for a health care reform roundtable discussion next Monday, November 30th. Rhode Island Representative Patrick Kennedy is scheduled to participate along with: Edward Wing MD, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences; Vincent Mor PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health; and Erin Kelly ’11. This is the final event

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“a student, a congressman, a professor and a dean speak to health care reform”

“a student, a congressman, a professor and a dean speak to health care reform” On Monday November 30 The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will host a roundtable discussion “Health Care Reform: What are the Politics?” from 3-4:30 at Andrews Hall. Part of the 2009-2010 Paul Levinger Health Care Reform Roundtable Series, this

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The Foxes Are Building The Hen House

Wendell Potter, former health insurance executive and newly minted reform advocate, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday night discussing the Baucus Bill. Clearly uncomfortable with Mr. Maher’s characterization of the bill as a “watered-down blowjob to the insurance companies”, he confirmed that much of the language in the new bill came straight from

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People Are Still Making A Hitler/Obama Comparison?

[youtube]tWwyjwmYMEs[/youtube] Seriously?!  Like, this shit would be hilarious if it weren’t so damned scary. What’s even more terrifying is that Dartmouth is only a 40-minute drive from Providence.  Do we have this level of home-grown crazy here in Rhode Island?  Because I swear to god, I’ll take names and go Barney Frank on your asses.

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Here’s How We Do It

In a recent monologue, the excellent Bill Maher opined “I was originally opposed to the death panels, but I’m beginning to come around.”  Amen to that. The recent protests have prompted some pretty dark thoughts in even the most benign of souls. The Greatest Generation? I haven’t heard that appellation in quite a while.  If

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