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November 2007
State Health Watch;Nov2007, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p11
The article reports on the fall of enrollment in the Rhode Island's RIte Care program by nearly 6,000 in 2006. Advocates are said to be concerned that a change in federal policy is causing the poorest of the poor to lose their state-subsidized health coverage. According to Rhode Island Kids Count, which obtains regular updates on enrollment figures from the state Department of Human Services, enrollment fell by more than 4,000 people among families earning less than the federal poverty level.


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