WOMEN’S CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM/ MEDICAID – TREATMENT

The Women’s Cancer Screening Program provides free breast and cervical cancer screening for RI residents who meet age, income and health insurance requirements. Age: Women age 21-64 are eligible for services, with scope of services varying by age group.  Women age 65+ are not eligible for program services except for women who do not have Medicare Part B coverage. In …

RIPAE Program

R.I. Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Elderly Program provides people age 65 and older and people age 55 – 64 who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits with subsidies to purchase certain medications. RIPAE members can also purchase other prescribed medication at the RIPAE discount price. The medications for which the subsidy is available are medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, …

Prescription Assistance Program: RI Rx Card

Discount prescription drug card provides savings up to 75% on FDA approved prescriptions at pharmacies across the country. Who Qualifies? All Rhode Island residents are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program. The program can be used to supplement most health insurance plans including Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and High Deductible Plans. It can also be used as a …

MEDICAID – ADULTS AGE 19 – 64

The Medicaid Program provides comprehensive medical coverage to low-income adults age 19 – 64 who do not have children in their care. This category of Medicaid is sometimes called Medicaid Expansion or “MAGI” Income must be less than 138% of the federal poverty level which is $17,774 for a single adult (Effective March 2021). There is no resource test for eligibility. …

HealthSource RI – Affordable Health Coverage

HealthSource RI (HSRI) is the state’s health insurance marketplace where Rhode Islanders can compare affordable health plans and purchase coverage that meets their health care needs and budget. HSRI also hosts the on-line application process for both Medicaid and subsidized commercial coverage. COVID: The American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed into law on March 11, 2021, includes changes that make health insurance …

Hospital Free Care

Each hospital in Rhode Island has a “charity care program.”  The hospital may cover all or part of the bill if the applicant is unable to pay.  The income limit is 200% FPL for full coverage and up to 300% FPL for partial coverage.  Hospitals can choose to apply an asset test in determining eligibility for charity care.  The hospital should …