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19 05, 2022

SB 2769

Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program and helps control health care costs, which would be referred to as, "the Rhode Island Comprehensive Health Insurance Program" (RICHIP).

SB 2769
19 05, 2022

HB 8119

Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program and helps control health care costs, which would be referred to as, "the Rhode Island Comprehensive Health Insurance Program" (RICHIP).

HB 8119
19 05, 2022

HB 6646

House resolution respectfully urging the United States Congress to pass legislation establishing an improved "Medicare For All" single payer program that would provide universal, comprehensive and affordable health care.

HB 6646
2 05, 2022

The Source Roundup: May 2022 Edition

This month in The Source Roundup, we cover articles and reports that examine: 1) the effect of private equity acquisition of hospitals; 2) the latest trends on hospital prices; and 3) ACA marketplace premiums at the state level in the last 3 years. Additionally, we highlight several cost containment strategies studied in recent reports, including 4) a progressive taxing proposal co-authored by The Source team, 5) establishing a state cost commission in California with lessons from other states, and 6) purchaser-led efforts to reduce healthcare costs.   Consolidation and Competition On the topic of [...]

The Source Roundup: May 2022 Edition
4 03, 2022

Federal Trade Commission and State of Rhode Island v. Lifespan and Care New England Health

Rhode Island's two largest nonprofit hospital systems, Lifespan and Care New England, abandoned their merger plans in the face of a joint antitrust challenge from the Rhode Island AG and the FTC. The entities submitted application in February 2021 to state and federal regulators of their plan to merge into an integrated academic health system with Brown University's medical school. Rhode Island's insurance commissioner issued a 25-page report warning of the risks to competition and urged strong regulatory oversight. On February 17, 2022, the Rhode Island AG issued a decision denying the proposed merger, expressing concern that [...]

Federal Trade Commission and State of Rhode Island v. Lifespan and Care New England Health
23 02, 2022

Lifespan-Care New England Merger Hits Roadblock as Rhode Island AG Joins FTC Challenge

Updated February 23, 2022: The entities withdrew their application and abandoned the proposed merger in the face of federal and state antitrust challenge. A temporary restraining order was granted on February 18 halting merger proceedings pending court ruling on the request for preliminary injunction. Rhode Island's two largest nonprofit hospital systems, Lifespan and Care New England, will face a challenging road ahead to their proposed merger. On February 17, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to file a lawsuit to block the proposed merger in court. Separately, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha denied [...]

Lifespan-Care New England Merger Hits Roadblock as Rhode Island AG Joins FTC Challenge