State health officials kick off a series of public hearings Tuesday to learn about Rhode Islanders’ personal experiences with health care. It’s part of a government initiative to make health care better and less costly.
Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian will host the listening session at Buttonwoods Community Center. It’s the first of two sessions planned to let Rhode Islanders weigh in about their experiences using and paying for health care.
The initiative is part public outreach, part information gathering for Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Working Group on Healthcare Innovation. The group must come up with a plan to cap health care spending and tie that spending to quality and other measures, by December.
More information on the meeting can be found online.