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Medicaid Matters in Rhode Island 2018

SOWRI17Rhode Island’s Medicaid Program serves approximately one-in-three Rhode Islanders, providing access to primary and preventive health care services for children, parents, adults, seniors and people with disabilities. This report provides information about the breadth and scope of the Medicaid program in Rhode Island and includes stories from Rhode Islanders for whom Medicaid provides access to health care and for some, access to services that allow them to remain at home and community.

Highlights of the 2018 General Assembly Session

GovBudgetfy19The 2019 budget (“the budget”) for the fiscal year beginning July 1 totals $9.6 billion, including $3.2 billion in federal funds, $3.9 billion in general revenue, $282 million in restricted receipts and $2.2 billion in “other” funds. The enacted budget is $195 million higher than the budget proposed by the Governor.

Latest Work

We work tirelessly to provide the most up to date and relevant information for Rhode Islanders.  You can see two recent works here or view our publications tab for a complete list.

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In the News

The Economic Progress Institute is a go-to source for expert information on budget and policy issues impacting the economic well-being of Rhode Islanders.

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Guide to Assistance Programs

Guide To Assistance

This Guide provides information about government assistance programs and community-based resources that help low- and modest-income Rhode Islanders meet basic needs. The Guide provides a general overview, eligibility rules and application information for each program in the areas of Income Supports, Food Assistance, Health Care, Child Care, Housing, Utilities and Tax Credits.

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RI Health Coverage Project

Read our latest publications and get information about health care changes in Rhode Island.

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We Work On

Rhode Island is a unique place to work, live and raise a family. We have a tradition of compassion and community. We know how important it is for our neighbors to be able to meet their most basic needs.

We believe in a Rhode Island that is committed to the common good, that fosters economic progress for all its residents, and that invests in what it takes to create a healthy, vibrant community and pass opportunity on to our children.

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Get Involved

Advocacy requires many voices. If you are looking for ways to help ensure economic progress for all Rhode Islanders, here are some opportunities that will allow you to make a difference:

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Facts and Stats

Facts & Stats

Find up to date information to help you find answers with links to news and documents.

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