Topic: Healthcare

John McDonough, who helped develop the Affordable Care Act during his tenure as a senior advisor on national health reform between 2008-2010, presented the history of health care since the 1940s in his talk.

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McDonough maps history of American health care

November 1, 2017 0 comments

“Health care is probably, more than anything, the exemplar of a dysfunctional market,” said John McDonough.

Lifespan allegedly failed to provide on-site sign language interpreters at the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The two plaintiffs were unable to communicate clearly about the treatment of their children, including blood transfusions, surgery and psychiatric treatment.


Lifespan sued for lack of interpreters

September 28, 2017 0 comments

Two individuals filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Lifespan that alleges a lack of interpreters within Lifespan’s subsidiary hospitals.

Med students host health fair for Providence locals

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Med students host health fair for Providence locals

November 7, 2016 0 comments

Beside Kennedy Plaza lies a park with a half-sunken boat jutting out of the struggling grass.

University researchers found in a study that lowering the cost of doctor’s visits did not lead to the overuse of healthcare. Underuse was found to be a much more rampant issue that could be amerliorated by subsidies.

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Cost primary barrier to healthcare in Mali

October 4, 2016 0 comments

A paper published this summer by Brown researchers concluded that, in Mali, price is a more significant barrier to healthcare than a lack of information.

Former Apple CEO John Sculley ’61 spoke at Hack Health. Sculley, who was the keynote speaker, discussed his decision to leave PepsiCo for Apple.

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Students create healthcare solutions in Hack Health

September 19, 2016 0 comments

Hack Health is a hackathon with a mission to “improve healthcare using innovation,” said Alexandra Kaye ’17, one of the co-founders of the event.

Alum proposes single-payer healthcare bill in State House

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Alum proposes single-payer healthcare bill in State House

February 9, 2016 0 comments

Rep. Aaron Regunberg ’12, D-Providence, introduced a bill with several other representatives that would establish a single-payer health system in the state.


RIDOH director seeks smarter spending

October 13, 2015 0 comments

Nicole Alexander-Scott MPH’11, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, stressed the need for health equity in Rhode Island in a speech at Brown.


R.I. introduces health care claims database

April 22, 2014 0 comments

The Rhode Island All-Payer Claims Database will require health insurers and administrators to submit eligibility and medical and pharmacy claims data.


R.I. exceeds health insurance sign-up target

April 1, 2014 1 comment

Rhode Island enrolled roughly 20,000 individuals through its insurance exchange, HealthSource R.I., as of midday Monday, the Providence Journal reported.


R.I. health exchange continues to enroll

October 17, 2013 2 comments

Thousands have created accounts to get insurance after initial issues with the exchange were fixed.