By Juan Espinoza on April 16, 2017
The top one percent of Rhode Island tax payers would get an average tax cut of $13,590, while middle and low income Rhode Islanders would get nothing.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Health Care, National News, Rhode Island | Tagged aca, Affordable Care Act, AHCA, American Health Care Act, CBPP, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Ellie Brown, healthsource ri, Karen Malcolm, Medicaid, obamacare, Protect Our Health Care Coalition | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 23, 2017
TrumpCare, said Raimondo, exists only to “give tax breaks to their rich.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, People, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged aca, Affordable Care Act, Ellie Brown, Gina Raimondo, healthsource ri, John Jacobson, Medicaid Expansion, Nicole Alexander-Scott, obamacare, Rhode Island Department of Health, RIDOH, TrumpCare | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on February 26, 2017
“This is their long standing opposition to Medicare [and] Medicaid” said Whitehouse, “We thought we had those zombies buried, but they’re coming back out of the earth again and they walk the planet, and we need to put them back in the ground where they belong.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Congress, Disability Services, Elections, Events, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, National News, Photos, Politics, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged aca, Affordable Care Act, Bernie Sanders, Brown Students for the Affordable Care Act, Chuck Schumer, Clinica Esperanza, David Cicilline, donald trump, Economic Progress Institute, healthsource ri, jack reed, James Langevin, Jonathan Staloff, Lamar Alexander, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare for All, Neil Gorsuch, obamacare, Patrick Quinn, Protect Our Healthcare Coalition RI, public option, Rachel Flum, Republican Party, Rhode Island College, seiu 1199, Sheldon Whitehouse, single payer | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 24, 2017
“This settlement agreement is a major step in addressing the fallout from the UHIP fiasco,” said ACLU of RI executive director Steven Brown.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Inequality, News, Rhode Island, Social Services | Tagged ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Department of Human Services, DHS, Greg Bass, Gretchen Bath, healthsource ri, lynette labinger, Medicaid, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, NCLEJ, Rhode Island Legal Services, RILS, SNAP, Steven Brown, UHIP, William Smith | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 15, 2017
“The system won’t be fixed overnight,” said Governor Gina Raimondo, “and we will continue to make steady, meaningful progress over the next 12 to 18 months.”
Posted in Corporate Greed, Featured, Health Care, Homelessness, Inequality, Politics, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Anya Rader Wallack, Deloitte, Department of Human Services, DHS, elizabeth roberts, EOHHS, Eric Beane, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Gina Raimondo, healthsource ri, SNAP, UHIP | Leave a response
By Juan Espinoza on September 16, 2016
Overall poverty rate remains essentially unchanged from 2014; Rates still worse for communities of color
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Disability Services, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, News, Poverty, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Social Services, State House | Tagged Census Bureau, healthsource ri, Jenn Steinfeld, Racial Justice Coalition, SNAP | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on November 11, 2015
If Governor Raimondo is truly a pro-choice candidate, she has a strange way of showing it. No recent RI governor has been nearly as successful in stripping families of their reproductive rights.
Posted in Featured, Health Care, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, Women | Tagged Abortion, Alliance Defending Freedom, barth bracy, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Doe v. Burwell, Gina Raimondo, healthsource ri, RI Right to Life, Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on September 18, 2015
One in seven Rhode Islanders live in poverty.
Rhode Island has the highest poverty rate of all the New England states, and ranks 24th in the country.
One in ten white Rhode Islanders live in poverty.
More than one in five African Americans in Rhode Island are poor—twice the rate of white Rhode Islanders
Nearly one in three Latinos in Rhode Island are poor—three times the rate of white Rhode Islanders.
By Elisha Aldrich on August 27, 2015
A recent Gallup poll revealed that Rhode Island has the lowest uninsured rate in the country, at 2.7 percent, as well as one of five states that saw its uninsured rate decline by 10 points or more. But, how did that happen? Anya Wallack, director of HealthSourceRI, was able to provide some answers. “You come […]
By Steve Ahlquist on June 17, 2015
What does the new language mean? At bottom, any non-religious employer, as defined by the IRS, that elects to not include abortion coverage in their employee health plan, must allow employees to opt out of the company plan, and select any other plan, paying any additional costs out of pocket.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Health Care, International News, National News, News, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Arthur Corvese, barth bracy, Bernard Healey, Doe v. Burwell, Edie Ajello, healthsource ri, hobby lobby, John DeSimone, Nicholas Mattiello, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, Raymond Gallison, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA | 3 Responses
By Elisha Aldrich on June 17, 2015
In what everyone thought would be a firestorm of debate, the RI House of Representatives unanimously passed the $8.7 billion FY 2016 budget with little to no discussion about many of the articles, including the much contested Medicaid cuts and pension settlement, as well as Governor Raimondo’s so called “job tools.” According to a House […]
Posted in Economics, News, Politics, State House | Tagged 38 Studios, bridges, budget, Dennis Cannario, Elisha Aldrich, healthsource ri, house finance committee, Newport Grand, Nicholas Mattiello, patricia morgan, Raymond Gallison, Rhode Island House of Representatives, RIPTA | 1 Response
By Elisha Aldrich on June 10, 2015
After much deliberation, the House Finance Committee gave a unanimous 19-0 vote on the FY 2016 budget late on Tuesday night, which included $37.7 million more than the proposed budget given by Governor Gina Raimondo back in March. The legislative budget proposal is for $8.67 billion dollars, with $3.55 billion from general revenue contributing to […]
Posted in Economics | Tagged budget, Elisha Aldrich, Gina Raimondo, Gina Raimondo, healthsource ri, house finance, Medicaid, Nicholas Mattiello, Raymond Gallison, Rhode Island House of Representatives, Taxes | 5 Responses
By Bob Plain on March 15, 2014
Every time Justin Katz and I tape a Wingmen segment, we find new ways to disagree. But we also find these not-inconsequential areas of agreement too. This week we debated whether Obamacare is working (guess who suggested this topic!) and Katz articulates well where we agree on health care policy: “What government is there to […]
By Bob Plain on February 13, 2014
If you’re wondering why you are no longer hearing that dull roar from conservatives about the failed state of American health care, it’s probably because Obamacare is working. That’s what the latest statistics from HealthSourceRI indicate. Here’s what ProJo health care reporter Felice Fryer wrote yesterday: Medicaid enrollments in Rhode Island are soaring, with 35,821 […]