Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
April 28, 2010
Lawfully Residing Immigrant Children are Eligible for RIte Care
Lighthouse Factbook 2010
As of April 1, 2010, immigrant children who have been lawfully residing for less than five years are eligible to apply for RIte Care. This restoration of RIte Care coverage was approved in the FY10 state budget in June 2009. Please see this information sheet regarding this important step toward covering more of Rhode Island's children.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and The Poverty Institute will sponsor the next in our series of RIte Care Workshops on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the Providence Marriott. This session will feature information about RIte Care coverage for lawfully residing immigrant children and will feature Carl Krueger, Immigration Attorney at the International Institute. This workshop is for direct service providers and other advocates in the field. View the invitation and complete the fax back RSVP form to register. Space is limited.
2010 Factbook Now Available
Factbook Cover
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has just released the 16th annual Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook. The Factbook reports on 67 indicators of child well-being. Use the links below to explore this year's Factbook.

Health Reform's Immediate Provisions for Children and Families
Early Wins for Children and Families in Health Care Reform is a new report jointly released from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. Now that health care reform has been signed into law, many families are interested to know what the legislation means for them. This report details the important early wins for children and families, including covering uninsured young adults on a parent's plan and covering children with pre-existing conditions.
Child Nutrition Act Up for Reauthorization
Girls Eating Apples
U.S. Congressional committees have begun debate on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which if enacted, will re-authorize the Federal Child Nutrition Program, which helps more than 31 million low-income children each year access healthy, nutritious food. Programs contained within the Federal Child Nutrition Program include the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Services Program, and the After School Snack and Meal Program. View a fact sheet from the New England Alliance for Children's Health about the upcoming reauthorization and opportunities to strengthen federal child nutrition programs.
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star Lawfully Residing Immigrant Children are Eligible for RIte Care
star 2010 Factbook Now Available
star Health Reform's Immediate Provisions for Children and Families
star Child Nutrition Act Up for Reauthorization
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