What are the Pathways to Health Insurance Coverage in 2014?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to improve health care by reducing the number of uninsured Americans. Beginning in 2014, most Rhode Islanders will have health insurance coverage through one of the following ways: Coverage through their Employer: Rhode Islanders with access to affordable health insurance through their employer will keep that coverage. The Exchange: Rhode Island is setting …

The Basic Health Program: Providing Affordable Coverage for Rhode Islanders

A key goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to allow more Americans to have health coverage by providing affordable health insurance. Under the new law, Rhode Islanders will be covered through several ways: Affordable Employer Sponsored Coverage Medicaid: People with incomes that are at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (including adults without …

Who is the Affordable Care Act Helping in Rhode Island?

Health care reform legislation, called the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was passed by Congress in 2010. The ACA is designed to ensure that nearly all Americans have health insurance through commercial or public coverage, control health care costs, and improve the health care delivery system. Many Rhode Islanders and Americans are already benefiting from parts of the law that have …

An Uneven Path: State Investments in Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency

Income and work support programs are vital to a woman’s ability to seek and sustain employment while caring for her family. Rhode Island, like all states, has invested in programs that help low and modest-income working mothers and their families make ends meet. These programs include child care assistance, cash assistance, low-cost health insurance, and child support enforcement. In recent …

The Status of Women in Rhode Island – A Mid-decade Report

January 03, 2007 This study, commissioned by the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island and written by The Poverty Institute, measures how well Rhode Island women are doing on several indicators including political participation, employment and earnings, social and economic autonomy, and health and well-being. Read the full report.