Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
March 23, 2012
Celebrating the Affordable Care Act
baby visits doctor

Today marks the second anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. The Rhode Island Health Coverage Project is pleased to celebrate ways that the ACA is helping Rhode Island consumers of all ages by making health care coverage more affordable and secure and protecting families financially when someone gets sick. Read more here and here about how the ACA is helping children with public and private health coverage get and keep affordable coverage and how it is improving access to preventive health care.

Disparities in Children's Health Issue Brief Released

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released its latest Issue Brief, Disparities in Children's Health, during a policy roundtable that was attended by dozens of community members. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island co-sponsored the event.

The Issue Brief provides new information on racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health in Rhode Island and addresses the underlying causes of disparities, including parents' educational attainment, family economic status and access to preventive health care and family supports.

Latino Public Radio broadcast the event live. The Providence Business News covered the Issue Brief and roundtable discussion as well.
Upcoming Events

Monday, April 2, 2012 - Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook Breakfast (Invitation and RSVP form)  

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 (morning) - Health Coverage/RIte Care Workshop (Invitation and RSVP will be available soon) 

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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT's Facebook and Twitter pages are a great new way for you to stay informed about the latest data on Rhode Island's children, as well as news and upcoming events.  

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