December 1, 2021

First payments in PVD Guaranteed Income Program already effecting positive change

“I’m sure I’m not the only one who works in health care who has the intentions of...

March 3, 2021

Want to cut Rhode Island Medicaid costs? Stop ignoring the elephant in the room: MCOs

Rhode Island’s Office of Health and Human Services seems to forget that MCOs make money from restricting...

January 15, 2019

Government shutdown threatens food assistance safety net

[From a press release] With the government shutdown continuing indefinitely, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is...

October 31, 2019

Government shutdown may affect SNAP benefits, other programs; Money may run out in March

Courtney Hawkins, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (RI DHS) held a press conference...

March 2, 2020

Rhode Island Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicks off

The Rhode Island Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicked off a six-week season...

March 2, 2020

Economic Progress Institute celebrates 10th Annual Policy and Budget Conference

The Economic Progress Institute (EPI) celebrated its 10th annual policy and budget conference entitled Budget Rhode Map:...

October 31, 2019

Despite all efforts, SNAP application processing got worse, not better, in February says report

In his latest update on the state’s compliance with a court order designed to ensure the timely...

January 3, 2018

ACLU files new UHIP-related lawsuit over Medicaid termination notices

The ACLU of Rhode Island today filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that participants in a Medicaid program...

October 31, 2019

Food stamp approval rate “alarming” says ACLU

November 2017 timeliness rates issued by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) show that almost...

October 31, 2019

ACLU says latest figures from state on providing food stamp benefits are “jaw-dropping”

After failing to provide court-ordered reports for August and September on the status of its efforts to...

October 31, 2019

ACLU Statement on Court’s Special Master appointment to oversee UHIP

Steven Brown, executive director of the ACLU of Rhode Island, today issued the following statement in response...

October 31, 2019

Judge William Smith expected to appoint special master to oversee UHIP disaster on Thursday

In response to the state’s unmitigated failure to comply with a court order issued in February designed...