State of Rhode Island secondary Archives: on Health Care


Patricia Morgan: Let physicians practice across state lines & skip red tape

Rhode Island is having a crisis of access to physicians and patient care. Rhode Island has cut Medicaid reimbursement rates and many doctors have lost their private practices; this all leads to fewer medical options for patients. Patricia believes that physicians are a critical and vital component to the health and wellness of our residents. As such, in 2017 Patricia introduced H5671, H5672 & H5673. These bills will allow doctors freedom of choice in maintaining their professional licenses, will grant reciprocal licenses for physicians in other states and establish a process to license these physicians.

Summary from RIPhysicians.org: Most˙ physicians feel that the Maintenance Of Certification (MOC) is irrelevant to practice and keeps us from our patients. H5671 seeks to reduce physician burnout by minimizing the time and money required of physicians by private out of state companies to practice medicine in RI, through adopting an anti-MOC law

Source: PatriciaForRI.com on Rhode Island voting record H5671/2/3 Mar 21, 2018

Bobby Nardolillo: Repeal and replace Obamacare

I support the current talk of Patient Centered Healthcare Solutions and the push for Free-Market resolution of the costs for such care. I have followed the plans developed in the US House of Representatives and I am optimistic that a replacement plan for Obamacare will be made an Act of Congress and implemented long before I could be fortunate enough to become a Member of the Senate.
Source: 2018 Rhode Island Senatorial website Bobby4Senate.com Oct 1, 2017

Gina Raimondo: Reinvent Medicaid: expand and improve access

One year after Governor Gina M. Raimondo established the Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid, Rhode Island is positioned to expand and improve access to quality care and reduce costs. The state is projected to achieve over $100 million of annual Medicaid savings without cutting eligibility or reducing benefits. These reforms protect and expand vital health services and shift the state's Medicaid system toward a structure that rewards better outcomes, better coordination and higher-quality care.

"While there is more work to do, Rhode Island is up to the challenge of expanding access to quality health care and controlling costs," Raimondo said. "We could have kicked the can down the road. Instead, we worked with the legislature to pass a comprehensive, progressive package of reforms that transforms our system to reward quality. Our reforms will ensure more Rhode Islanders have access to important health care services."

Source: PR: Rhode Island voting record: Reinventing Medicaid Act Feb 26, 2016

Mark Zaccaria: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility

Question topic: It is the government's responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Zaccaria: Strongly Disagree

Question topic: The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) should be repealed by Congress.

Zaccaria: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Rhode Island Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Allan Fung: The CBO validated fears of Obamacare being a job killer

Fung responded to the CBO's analysis [Congressional Budget Office] of the ACA and projected job losses as a result of the program, referring to Obamacare as a "job killer." The candidate stated that he work with the state legislature and health care providers to reduce its impact on small business & working class families. "I have been fearful of the economic impact and the CBO has now validated our concern about job losses & reductions of hours as a result of the Obamacare mandates," stated Fung.
Source: Facebook posting on 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race Feb 5, 2014

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