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RI Health Benefits Exchange ​


Dr. Robert B. Hackey, Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Health Policy Program at Providence College.

The federal Affordable Care Act requires that health insurance exchanges be established in every state by January 2014. Rhode Island's exchange program, HealthSource RI, is opening its doors this week. The main purpose of this program is to enable low and moderate income individuals, and small employers to obtain affordable health coverage.

According to HealthSource RI's website, over 25 insurance plans are available to Rhode Islanders. Enrollment in the insurance plans will run for six months ending on March 2014. 

Dr. Robert B. Hackey is a professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Health Policy Program at Providence College. He can provide expert analysis on the health benefits exchange program. To speak with him directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401)-340-5710, or


Meet Our Expert:

Dr. Robert B. Hackey,
professor of health policy and management
and program director;
Teaching at PC since 1999
  • Public Opinion and Health Care
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Planning/Certificate of Need Regulation
  • Health Care in the Mass Media
  • Hospital Reimbursement
Selected Courses Taught:
  • American Health Care System
  • Policy Analysis in the Health Sector
  • Health Care and Popular Culture  
​​Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations
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