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Medicaid Expansion Accepted by Rhode Island

medicaid Expansion Rhode Island

The Governor and Lt. Governor are committed to full implementation of the federal health reform law in Rhode Island

Medicaid Expansion in Rhode Island

Rhode Island has accepted the Medicaid Expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act, In Rhode Island; there are 51,000 uninsured adults who will be eligible for the Medicaid Expansion program. When the state expanded its Medicaid program, and starts the Medicaid Expansion initiative. 38,000 individuals will be eligible for Medicaid Expansion. 13,000 are currently eligible for Medicaid under the states program but are not enrolled.

Mario Tocco, the director of Public and Community relations for Governor Elizabeth Roberts release a statement this summer stating“The Governor and Lt. Governor are committed to full implementation of the federal health reform law in Rhode Island in order to provide all Rhode Islanders with access to affordable, high quality health care,” Maria Tocco, the director of public and community relations for Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, said in a statement.”

 

How many adults in Rhode Island will become part of the Medicaid Expansion ?

When Rhode Island establishes the Medicaid Expansion program, there will be a range of 41,000 to 54,000 adults who will be eligible and may participate in the Medicaid Expansion program by 2019.

How much will it cost Rhode Island for Medicaid Expansion program?

It is estimated that Rhode Island will spend in the range of $71 Million to  $100 Million to cover the additional adults that are part of the Medicaid Expansion program during the first three years of the expansion. The federal government will cover 100% of the cost of the additional enrollees. Thus causing the state of Rhode

State Centers for Medicaid

Need Application Forms, or information on your states Medicaid Application guideline. Please visit our State Centers for Medicaid Page with links to Applications, and Contact information for specific states.