Healthcare Innovation Initiative

While the Affordable Care Act has helped cut Rhode Island’s uninsured rate in half, rising healthcare costs remain a concern for Rhode Island families, businesses, taxpayers and healthcare providers. Rhode Island is building on the strong foundation established by the Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid to spark innovation across our healthcare system to improve patient care and health outcomes, and lower costs for all Rhode Islanders.

Governor Gina M. Raimondo’s Working Group for Healthcare innovation, chaired by Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts, has developed recommendations to improve the state’s healthcare system, support better health outcomes, lower costs and provide businesses with more predictability.

Press Releases

12/1/15: Raimondo’s Healthcare Innovation Group Recommends Creation of Dedicated Health Policy Office

8/19/2015: Raimondo's Healthcare Innovation Group Targets Crisis of Health Spending

7/20/2015: Raimondo, Joined by Whitehouse, Launches Statewide Effort to Strengthen Healthcare System for All Rhode Islanders


Meeting Materials

October 13, 2015 Community Listening Session

October 13, 2015 Spending Cap Subgroup Meeting

October 7, 2015 Working Group Meeting

August 19, 2015 Working Group Meeting:  Is a healthcare spending cap right for Rhode Island?


Editorial: Health policy office worthy investment (Providence Business News, December 5, 2015)

Healthcare Innovation group recommends creating new Office of Health Policy (Providence Journal, December 1, 2015)

Raimondo group examining possible statewide medical spending cap (Providence Journal, August 19, 2015)

R.I. Governor Raimondo pursues health care spending cap (Providence Journal, July 20, 2015)