On Friday, in a forum sponsored by state Rep. Kerry Wood, six national and local experts gave legislators specific policy tools to help with health care market consolidation and rising drug prices that are driving up health insurance premiums. Legislators also got specific tools used by Rhode Island to avoid private equity abuses experienced in other states. Private equity takeovers have raised prices, lowered health outcomes, and closed vital hospitals saddled with debt. Read more
Click here for a Resource List with speaker presentations and more information on consolidation, private equity, Rhode Island’s consumer protections, and drug pricing.