The State of Health Insurance in Rhode Island: How to get yourself insured in a gig economy

Rhode Island did health insurance right in 2019, but in 2020 it’s going to need fine-tuning. According to Megan Hall, a representative from HealthSource RI, “For health insurance, Rhode Island has an insured rate of 96%.” HealthSource RI is a state government agency that helps Rhode Islanders find insurance. According to a survey conducted by […]

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News Analysis: What Happens if Roe v. Wade is Overturned?

Currently, the right to abortion is protected under landmark US Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade (and its lesser-known companion Doe v. Bolton decided on the same day) in 1973 and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992. “Viability” is defined to occur when a fetus is sufficiently developed to live, with artificial aid, outside the […]

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Mental Health Parity: Local organizations help patients bear the burden of enforcing the law

Since 2008, federal law has required “parity” for most health insurance coverage of mental illness (including substance abuse) on the same terms as physical illness, and many states including Rhode Island impose additional requirements on nearly all health insurance coverage even in cases that would be exempt from federal rules. The Affordable Care Act of […]

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