Christopher Koller http://ripr.org en Hittner Nominated as Next Health Insurance Commissioner http://ripr.org/post/hittner-nominated-next-health-insurance-commissioner <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee has nominated Dr. Kathleen Hittner as Rhode Island’s next Health Insurance Commissioner. Hittner must be confirmed by the senate.</p><p>Hittner has been tapped to replace outgoing commissioner Chris Koller, who is stepping down to become president of the Milbank Memorial Fund in New York City.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:20:29 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 16868 at http://ripr.org Hittner Nominated as Next Health Insurance Commissioner Insurance Commissioner Koller Stepping Down http://ripr.org/post/insurance-commissioner-koller-stepping-down <p>Rhode Island’s first health insurance commissioner, Christopher Koller, will be leaving his post this summer. Koller will be heading a foundation in New York City.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:01:43 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13785 at http://ripr.org Insurance Commissioner Koller Stepping Down The health insurance cost paradox http://ripr.org/post/health-insurance-cost-paradox <p>I just spoke with RI health insurance commissioner Christopher Koller, who shared a repeat-worthy fact, and I quote:</p><blockquote><p>Primary care is the only part of our delivery system where the more we have, the lower our overall costs are. We can’t say that about anything else. And yet, historically, we’ve only spent six percent of our dollars on primary care.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8290 at http://ripr.org