Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
April 5, 2012
Join Us in Improving the Health of Rhode Island's Children and Families 

Health care reform is beginning to take shape at both the federal and state level. As the state makes important decisions on how health care reform is implemented, it is critical for Rhode Islanders to have a voice in the debate.

This is why we are partnering with the Economic Progress Institute on the Rhode Island Health Coverage Project. The Project will gather and share consumer input through regular updates, community meetings, workshops and policy briefs. 


The Project is focused on:

  • the Health Benefits Exchange which will be the place where many Rhode Islanders will access affordable health coverage starting in 2014;
  • the Consumer Support System that will help residents enroll in health coverage; and
  • health coverage provided through Medicaid/RIte Care/RIte Share.

Sign up for the Project's new e-updates to stay informed about important issues about affordability and access to health insurance in our state. The Project will be working to make sure that consumers and organizations like yours are informed about state decisions and key issues.   

Read more about the Rhode Island Health Coverage Project.

Rhode Island's Health Reform Efforts in the News
Kid at doctor

Rhode Island's efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been making national news. Governing magazine has written the first and second in a series of articles featuring Rhode Island as a case study in designing a Health Insurance Exchange. The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) profiled Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts' leadership on the Healthcare Reform Commission and the state's work to implement an Exchange.

2012 Factbook Now Available
2012 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook

Earlier this week, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released the 2012 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook. The Factbook reports on 67 indicators of child well-being. View all factbook indicators and data for your city or town.   


Use the links below to explore selected indicators from the Health Section of the Factbook.

  • Children's Health Insurance Indicator 
  • Access to Dental Care Indicator
  • Highlights from the Health Indicators 
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    Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, education, safety, economic security and development of Rhode Island's children.