Healthcare Reform, Medicaid Coverage

Better access to affordable coverage, one of the most important parts of federal health care reform, begins on January 1, 2014. To get ready for this important event, Rhode Island built a new, state of the art eligibility system for consumers of all ages and backgrounds who need affordable health coverage. This system powers Rhode Island's new health insurance marketplace, HealthSource RI, and eligibility for healthcare coverage funded by Medicaid. Eventually, consumers will be able to apply for most of the state's publicly funded health and human services programs through this system.

  • Apply in person, on-line, by mail or phone


  • By completing one application, you can find out if you qualify for Medicaid coverage or affordable coverage paid in whole or part by tax credits or other funds

More information about applying through the new system, who is eligible and when, and where to get started is located here.

  • Affordable coverage under federal health reform begins.
  • Low income adults ages 19-64 without children may be eligible for Medicaid coverage through Rhody Health Partners. See more information on the Healthcare for Adults 19-64 page.
  • New income eligibility system for Medicaid:

   Families with income up to 133% FPL, children and pregnant women with income up to 250% of the FPL

       Adults 19 to 64 with income up to 133% FPL

        Adults with disabilities who do not need long term services and supports and do not meet clinical and asset tests


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