Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
May 14, 2009
You're Invited: Keeping RIte Care Strong
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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and
The Poverty Institute are co-sponsoring Keeping RIte Care Strong: A Workshop Featuring the Latest Information on RIte Care on May 21st at the Providence Marriott. This informational session will include a review of federal opportunities that are available to support RIte Care (e.g. CHIP and federal stimulus funds), an update on the implementation of Rhode Island's Global Medicaid Waiver, a legislative update and an overview of the RIte Care enrollment process. View more information about the event or download and return the RSVP form.
A Place for Children in Health Reform
As Congress debates health reform, it is important that children's health insurance coverage is part of the discussion. A recent report from First Focus, Creating Comprehensive and Stable Health Insurance Coverage for All Children: Identifying and Working to Resolve the "Four Pathway" Challenge, addresses components of national health reform related to children's health insurance coverage.

The report details current and potential pathways to health insurance coverage for children and considers strategies to prevent interruptions in coverage, unify health care quality improvements, and provide greater access to coverage.
RIte Care Outreach Materials Now Available
RIte Care Poster
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is offering new RIte Care materials, designed to help agencies and advocates get the word out to families that may be eligible but are not enrolled in RIte Care. These flyers and posters (available in English and Spanish) are free and available to the public. Click here to order the materials.
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