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Senior advocates and Rhode Island lawmakers have expressed concern that a proposal by Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) to overhaul RIte Care, the state's Medicaid program,could create a "catastrophe" for 186,000 state residents enrolled in the program, the Providence Journal reports.
Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts (D) on Friday announced the "Mission: Healthy Rhode Island" initiative, which consists of a series of meetings to consider health care proposals an dmake recommendations to the 2008 General Assembly, the Providence Journal reports.
Rhode Island requires businesses that have more than 25 or more employees to offer an opportunity for the workers to buy health insurance with pre-tax income.