The Bottom Line: Will RI's health insurance exchange be ready in time?

Feb 1, 2013

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday it looks at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.

This week Dave and Mark talk with Donald Nokes, founder of NetCenergy. He is past vice-chair of the State Health Exchange Board and is currently president of the Rhode Island Business Group on Health.

They discussed the local business community’s response to the state’s efforts to launch its health insurance exchange. The exchange is an online marketplace for people and businesses to shop for health insurance. It’s a key piece in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and Nokes says there are concerns about costs and whether Rhode Island can get its exchange up and running by the October deadline.

When to Listen

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.

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