New Factbook Indicator: Housing and Health
The 2009 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook includes a brand new indicator: Housing and Health. Housing and Health is the percentage of low-income families that reside in older housing. Of all 50 states, Rhode Island has the highest percentage of low-income children living in older housing. To learn more about health problems associated with housing, view the Housing and Health indicator.
|Two Upcoming Hearings Focus on RIte Care Related Budget Articles
The House Finance
Committee has begun its public hearings on budget articles contained in the
Governor's proposed FY 2010 budget. On Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 12:00 noon
in Room 35 of the State House, two important budget articles relating to RIte
Care will be heard: Article 28, which proposes to maximize federal
contributions to RIte Care through the federal Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization
Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), including restoring RIte Care coverage for
lawfully residing immigrant children who meet income eligibility guidelines and
Article 40, which proposes to eliminate dental services for
38,000 parents who are enrolled in RIte Care. For more information on these
proposals, view FY2010 Budget Proposal Analysis: Implications for Health Insurance Coverage prepared by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.