June 1, 2011
This article considers foreseeable consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for small businesses and their employees. While insufficient subsidies might cause small businesses to forgo purchasing insurance, the ACA will cover more individuals through Medicaid and insurance exchanges.
February 1, 2012
Rhode Island has completed many essential steps toward implementing an operational health insurance exchange, and in November 2011 was the first in the nation to receive a level two establishment award following its successful bids for a planning grant.
February 1, 2011
Interviews with key stakeholders reveal weaknesses in HEALTHpact, Rhode Island's insurance plan for small businesses. HEALTHpact created financial incentives for employees to lead healthier lives there has been limited enrollment in the plan.