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Affordable Health Care Act and HealthSource RI


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

The Affordable Care Act requires that health insurance exchanges be established in every state by January 2014. The central purpose of these new marketplaces is to enable low and moderate income individuals, and small employers to obtain affordable health coverage. Individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase private health insurance through a variety of insurance marketplace models throughout the United States.  

Rhode Island's exchange program, HealthSource RI, recently made its public debut, opening its call center through which residents will be able to contact the customer-service center's experts with questions about health coverage by phone or in person, regardless of where they get their insurance. Enrollment opens on October 1, 2013.

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 insight and analysis on the exchange program and the Affordable Health Care Act.

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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