Lynn Arditi

Healthcare Reporter

Arditi joins RIPR after more than three decades as a reporter, including 28 years at the Providence Journal, where she has covered a variety of beats, most recently health care. A native of New York City, she graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in government and has worked as a staff writer for The Center for Investigative Reporting in Washington, D.C. and as a reporter for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram in Massachusetts.

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Inside a conference center in Cranston, Robert Collington tried to find out what he’ll have to pay for his health plan come January. He’d come to the state’s open enrollment fair to meet with a health insurance navigator, who was helping him sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Rhode Island's health department has fined Prime Healthcare Services $1 million for violating state law by failing to get permission to move its two Rhode Island hospitals into the company’s charitable foundation, effectively converting them to nonprofits.

The fine is the largest in at least three decades, if not ever, leveled by the state against a health system, Joseph Wendelken, a health department spokesman, said.

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In the town of Barrington, nearly all National Grid customers were without power Monday morning, some 5,377 households and businesses, according to the utility's website.

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In Warwick, the Rhode Island city with the largest number of customers who lost power, nearly 14,000 homes and businesses remained in the dark Monday evening. Residents and work crews spent much of the day cleaning up debris and waiting for the power to come back.

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Rhode Island’s health insurance commissioner has approved premium hikes of 18- to 20-percent next year on the most popular plans sold through the state marketplace, HealthSource RI.

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Standard and Poor’s credit rating agency has bumped Care New England’s bond rating down a notch after the hospital system announced plans last week to close Pawtucket’s Memorial Hospital.

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Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien has asked Governor Gina Raimondo to intervene in Care New England’s plan to close that city’s community hospital.

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Care New England’s chief operating officer said Wednesday that negotiations are on track to sell Rhode Island’s second-largest hospital company to Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts.

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Memorial Hospital is closing all but some walk-in clinics after its planned sale to a California hospital chain fell through.

Hospital officials announced the decision on Tuesday at a noon meeting with hundreds of employees.

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President Donald Trump last week cut off federal subsidies that help to cover the cost of health insurance for low-income patients. The decision is expected to drive up premiums for the middle class.


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A proposal to cut 40 percent of the pension benefits for all current and former employees of St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island is off the table – at least for now.

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The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families released a report Friday on a spate of violence at the state Training School. 

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The number of people diagnosed with sexually-transmitted diseases in Rhode Island and across the country is at an all-time high, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The latest proposal in Washington to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is expected to come up for a vote on the Senate floor this week.

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Are Americans ready to consider a single-payer health care system? What’s next for the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's signature health care law?

Rhode Island Public Radio’s health reporter Lynn Arditi and political analyst Scott MacKay sat down with Rhode Island’s U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to find out.

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