EPI report highlights importance of Medicaid to Rhode Islanders

ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE Policy Director Linda Katz presents the EPI's
ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE Policy Director Linda Katz presents the EPI's "Medicaid Matters in Rhode Island 2018" report at the Statehouse. / COURTESY EPI
PROVIDENCE – Without the billions of dollars the state budgets for Medicaid each year, Sara Braganca might not have found the resources to survive colon cancer. Braganca enrolled in Medicaid in 2016 after she was laid off and lost her health insurance. An unfortunate colon cancer diagnosis called for chemotherapy, radiation and surgery over the…
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