Medicaid

Health Care
9:58 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Testimony Begins On Proposed Medicaid Cuts

Statehouse lawmakers heard testimony on proposed medicaid cuts Thursday.
Credit RIPR FILE

State lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on several proposals to cut Medicaid spending. Governor Gina Raimondo’s proposed budget would cut state payments to nursing homes by three percent. 

That’s on top of rates that have stayed stagnant for a while.  Woonsocket nursing home administrator Shaun Cournoyer testified before the senate finance committee those cuts would lead to layoffs. 

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Health Care
11:06 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Hearings Begin On Proposed Cuts To Medicaid

Lawmakers begin hearings today on proposed cuts to Medicaid, the state’s medical assistance program for the poor.

Gov. Gina Raimondo has asked a task force to recommend ways to trim $90 million dollars in state spending on Medicaid. The senate finance committee is scheduled to hear testimony about several budget proposals that would cut payments to hospitals and nursing homes.

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Health Care
4:20 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Medicaid: What's Saving Money Now?

Health and Human Services secretary Elizabeth Roberts leads the group tasked with cutting some $180 million in medicaid spending.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

In less than a month, a task force appointed to find nearly $180 million dollars in savings from Medicaid must deliver their recommendations to the governor.

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Health Care
8:56 am
Mon April 6, 2015

New Phase Begins For Group Tasked With Cutting Medicaid Spending

Health and human services secretary Elizabeth Roberts leads the group tasked with cutting some $180-million dollars from the Medicare budget.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

A group charged with finding nearly $180 million dollars in savings from Rhode Island’s Medicaid program begins the second phase of its work Monday.

Throughout March Governor Gina Raimondo’s Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid held town hall meetings across the state to gather public input. Now they must get down to the hard work of finding ways to save money. They have until the end of the month to deliver recommendations to the Governor.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Bonus Q&A: Roberts on Healthcare Spending, Executive Compensation, Marijuana & More

Elizabeth Roberts, secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, joins Bonus Q+A to talk about efforts to cut healthcare spending, whether nonprofit healthcare CEOs are paid too much, and other topics.

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