Anxious R.I. families await decision on special medical coverage

Updated Dec. 20 at 5:40 p.m.

SOME GOOD NEWS: Lee-Ann Quinn’s son, Zach, just turned 21 and his family learned recently that the state will continue to cover the nursing care that he needs to stay at home. About 15 other families are waiting for word on similar benefits for children who’ve recently aged out of pediatric benefits. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SOME GOOD NEWS: Lee-Ann Quinn’s son, Zach, just turned 21 and his family learned recently that the state will continue to cover the nursing care that he needs to stay at home. About 15 other families are waiting for word on similar benefits for children who’ve recently aged out of pediatric benefits. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Like most kids, Zach Quinn and Corinna Calise lived at home with their families for their entire lives. But the two, both of whom are now young adults, were not typical children. Calise, 20, of Cranston, has spinal muscular atrophy, and Quinn, 21, who lives in Warwick, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Both conditions cause progressive…

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