rhode island attorney general http://ripr.org en No Criminal Charges To Be Filed Against The Central Coventry Fire District http://ripr.org/post/no-criminal-charges-be-filed-against-central-coventry-fire-district <p>The Rhode Island State Police and the Attorney General have concluded their investigation into beleaguered Central Coventry fire district.&nbsp; There are no pending criminal charges.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:56:45 +0000 John Bender 35509 at http://ripr.org Exeter Town Councilors Hold On To Their Seats http://ripr.org/post/exeter-town-councilors-hold-their-seats <p>Four Exeter town councilors have easily survived a recall election spawned by critics of a plan to transfer control of concealed weapons permits from the town&nbsp; to the state.&nbsp; Unlike most towns, Exeter is so small it has no police department and councilors felt the town&nbsp; clerk didn’t have the resources needed to do the job properly. The results of the election plus reaction from both sides.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:39:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 26336 at http://ripr.org Exeter Town Councilors Hold On To Their Seats Kilmartin, Fine Urge United Healthcare To Reinstate Doctors http://ripr.org/post/kilmartin-fine-urge-united-healthcare-reinstate-doctors <p>Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Health Department director Michael Fine have sent a letter to the CEO of United Healthcare New England expressing their concern over the insurer’s dropping of dozens of doctors from its managed Medicare plan in the state. They want United to reinstate doctors until they submit a plan to handle the transition.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:13:47 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24901 at http://ripr.org Doctors Dropped From Medicare Ask State Leaders For Help http://ripr.org/post/doctors-dropped-medicare-ask-state-leaders-help <p>United Healthcare has notified an unknown number of Rhode Island doctors that they’re being cut from its Medicare Advantage plan network. The news comes during Medicare’s open enrollment period and could affect thousands of senior citizens in the Ocean State.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:03:52 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23683 at http://ripr.org Doctors Dropped From Medicare Ask State Leaders For Help United And Medicare: When Insurers Drop Your Doctor http://ripr.org/post/united-and-medicare-when-insurers-drop-your-doctor <p>You may have heard about <strong>United Healthcare's decision to cut a number of doctors from its Medicare Advantage plan </strong>in Rhode Island and some surrounding states. That means that, for some seniors, their doctor may no longer be considered "in network" - and, therefore, no longer affordable for some, since "out of network" doctor visits cost more.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:35:11 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23663 at http://ripr.org Landmark in Limbo as Regulators Review Prime's Application, Once Again http://ripr.org/post/landmark-limbo-regulators-review-primes-application-once-again <p>Been wondering what's happening with Landmark Medical Center? So has Woonsocket's mayor, Leo Fontaine. He wrote a letter to Governor Lincoln Chafee, pleading with him to weigh in on the process, use his influence to somehow resolve it. Problem is, regulators say that won't help.</p><p></p><p>Here are excerpts of the mayor's letter to the governor, a copy of which he apparently emailed to several newsrooms, but not to the primary regulators involved in approving or denying Prime Healthcare's application to buy to Landmark Medical Center:</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:46:04 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17503 at http://ripr.org Landmark in Limbo as Regulators Review Prime's Application, Once Again