Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
November 28, 2011
Celebration of Children's Health
Pic of girl on CCH invite 2011
More than 150 community leaders, including Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed and House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello, gathered earlier this month for Rhode Island KIDS COUNT's eleventh annual Celebration of Children's Health.

Dr. Daniel Kane from Saint Joseph Hospital Pediatric Dental Center, Dr. Carol Lewis from Hasbro Children's Hospital and JoAnn Roberts from the Westerly School District were honored with Covering Kids Awards for their long-standing dedication to providing medical, dental and behavioral health care for children in Rhode Island. Attendees also celebrated the progress the state has made in achieving positive health coutcomes for Rhode Island's children. Click to read the news release and the presentation.
RIte Care Results
RIte Care has an 18-year track record of providing access to high-quality health coverage and access to health care for children, pregnant women and parents. Read Rhode Island KIDS COUNT's newly updated publication RIte Care Results to learn the many ways RIte Care works for Rhode Island's children and families.
RIte Smiles Results 
RIte Smiles, Rhode Island's managed oral health program for young children with Medicaid coverage, recently celebrated its fifth year. Read Rhode Island KIDS COUNT's new publication RIte Smiles Results to learn more about the early successes that RIte Smiles has achieved in increasing access to preventive care and dental services for children under age 11.
Children's Health Coverage Programs Rated Highly by Parents 
Kid at doctor
A national survey of parents of children with coverage through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) report high levels of satisfaction with their access to doctors and the quality of health care. Commissioned by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the survey found that 93% of parents of children covered through Medicaid or CHIP are very or somewhat satisfied with their coverage. The same survey found that 70% of parents reported affordability was a strong motivating factor in covering their children through Medicaid or CHIP.
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