commissioner of health insurance http://ripr.org en Looking At Next Year's Changes To The State's Health Insurance Landscape http://ripr.org/post/looking-next-years-changes-states-health-insurance-landscape <p>How much will health insurance cost you next year? Well, you’ll find out soon. Health insurers have submitted their plans for next year, including how much they want to charge customers and what benefits those plans will include.</p><p>In Rhode Island, it’s the office of the health insurance commissioner that reviews those plans and decides whether to approve or reject them, or ask for some changes.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:23:04 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 35441 at http://ripr.org Looking At Next Year's Changes To The State's Health Insurance Landscape 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 Hittner Confirmed as RI's Next Health Insurance Commissioner http://ripr.org/post/hittner-confirmed-ris-next-health-insurance-commissioner <p>Kathleen Hittner, MD has been confirmed as Rhode Island’s next commissioner of health insurance. She replaces Chris Koller, who left office last week for a new position in New York. Hittner is a former Lifespan and Miriam hospital executive, as well as a former chief anesthesiologist for two hospitals. She says she intends to carry on Koller’s work.</p><p>“I have met with Chris Koller three times, going over his initiatives, so I understand what’s going on," Hittner said. "There isn’t anything Chris was doing that I think shouldn’t be continued.”</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:28:19 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17855 at http://ripr.org Hittner Confirmed as RI's Next Health Insurance Commissioner