State Government Press Releases

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04/28/2010
Providence, RI - April 23, 2010 Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts today expressed outrage at the double-digit rate hike proposed by Blue Cross & Blue Shield to plug the company’s reported loss of $100 million in 2009. “Blue Cross has already burdened Rhode Islanders with almost a 10%...
04/28/2010
Providence, RI - April 20, 2010 Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today commended UnitedHealthcare’s voluntary decision to continue health insurance coverage for young adults, and requested Blue Cross and Tufts to follow suit. Under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that...
03/31/2010
Providence, RI - March 30, 2010 The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council will hold a briefing Tuesday, March 30, at 4:00 p.m., on Red Cross emergency shelters that have opened in response to severe...
03/31/2010
Providence, RI- March 31, 2010 A representative of the national Red Cross will join the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council to hold a briefing Thursday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m., with the latest update...
03/23/2010
Proposal to Amend “Speech in Debate” Clause would Restore Ethics Commission Jurisdiction in General Assembly Action PROVIDENCE--- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today announced her support of H-7357, a Joint Resolution that would restore the power of the Ethics Commission to investigate...
03/22/2010
PROVIDENCE-- Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts today hailed the passage of federal health care reform legislation in Washington last night. “The moment we have been waiting for has finally come, “ said Lt. Gov. Roberts. ‘We know that 1 in 5 Rhode Islanders will be without health insurance...
03/19/2010
PROVIDENCE- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today spoke out against the ruling by the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner approving increases ranging from 6% to nearly 10% for large and small group employer plans by the state’s health insurers. “Rate increases at any level are putting...
03/17/2010
Roberts’ tour to highlight impact of arts and culture businesses on local economy PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will take her Statewide Arts and Culture Tour to RiverzEdge Arts Project in Woonsocket, Thursday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. The month-long Statewide Arts and Culture...
03/16/2010
New study funded by the Foundation finds 16% of Rhode Islanders under 65 without insurance at a cost of $ 604 million PROVIDENCE— The Rhode Island Foundation and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts today released the latest findings on the number of Rhode Islanders who are without health insurance,...
03/12/2010
New study funded by the Foundation on Rhode Islanders without health insurance, future projections for the uninsured and costs of the uninsured for all Rhode Islanders PROVIDENCE— The Rhode Island Foundation and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will release the latest findings on the number of...