christie ferguson http://ripr.org en Debrief: What's Ahead For RI's Health Exchange http://ripr.org/post/debrief-whats-ahead-ris-health-exchange <p>HealthSource RI has been up and running for a couple of weeks now. And it’s where uninsured Rhode Islanders and small businesses can find a health plan – which they’ll need to do by January 1<sup>st</sup>. The head of HealthSource RI –Christy Ferguson—briefed state lawmakers yesterday on how that’s going. And Rhode Island Public Radio health care reporter Kristin Gourlay was there. She joined afternoon host Dave Fallon in the studio to talk about what Ferguson had to say to lawmakers.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:50:59 +0000 Kristin Gourlay & Dave Fallon 23379 at http://ripr.org Debrief: What's Ahead For RI's Health Exchange HealthSourceRI, RI's Obamacare debuts http://ripr.org/post/healthsourceri-ris-obamacare-debuts <p>Rhode Island&rsquo;s experiment in crafting a 21<sup>st</sup> Century health care marketplace begins tomorrow Tues. Oct 1). RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay on why we should be rooting for success.</p><p>From the Williamette Valley to the Pawtuxet Valley, the debate over the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, rages among politicians and the media. Some congressional Tea Party conservatives are even threatening to shut down the federal government if Obamacare goes forward.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:37:41 +0000 Scott MacKay 22358 at http://ripr.org No Delay for Rhode Island's Health Insurance Exchange for Small Businesses http://ripr.org/post/no-delay-rhode-islands-health-insurance-exchange-small-businesses <p>The federal government is pushing back the launch of an online health insurance marketplace for small businesses that’s part of the Affordable Care Act. But there will be no delay in Rhode Island.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:04:15 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13009 at http://ripr.org