Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
April 23, 2014
2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook Now Available 

Earlier this month, the 2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook was released. The Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of children and youth across the state and in each of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns and provides the latest available statistics on 70 different aspects of children's lives, from birth through adolescence.

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

 

To order a complete hard copy of the full report, download and mail the Factbook Order Form or call (401) 351-9400. The cost of the Factbook is $21.40 ($20 plus tax); discounts for bulk purchases are available.

Save the Date - Health Coverage Workshop

The Rhode Island Health Coverage Project (a joint initiative of the Economic Progress Institute and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT) will host a workshop for community partners about current health insurance enrollment, and health care options for the uninsured. The event, Health Coverage: How Did RI Do? What Now?, will take place on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 8:30am - 11:30am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI.

 

For more information or to join the Health Coverage Project e-newsletter list, please contact Rachel Flum, Project Manager: rflum@economicprogressri.org

New National Report on Children's Health Insurance Coverage
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center recently released a 50-state analysis of trends in children's health insurance. This report finds that the national percentage of children without insurance fell from 9.7 percent in 2008 to 7.5 percent in 2012, despite the recession and a slow economic recovery. 
 
The report also finds that disparities in coverage by race and ethnicity have been reduced -- and Rhode Island's gap in coverage between White and Hispanic children is narrowing. For more information, please see the full national report and the Rhode Island fact sheet
2014 Legislative Session 
RI State House
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is tracking bills and budget items relating to children and youth during the 2014 Legislative session. 
 
Visit our Legislative Info Page for the latest on legislation and upcoming hearings and to read our public testimony.
Visit us at www.rikidscount.org
In This Issue
 
star2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook Now Available
starSave the Date - RI Health Care & Health Insurance Workshop
starNew National Report on Children's Health Insurance Coverage
star2014 Legislative Session
 
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