Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Rhode Island provides increased access to reproductive-health-care services through a Section 1115 waiver. As part of this waiver, the state is allowed to cover family-planning services under its Extended Family Planning (EFP) program component of the waiver for 24 months for women with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level who would lose Medicaid eligibility 60 days postpartum. Additionally, enrollees must be (1) U.S. citizens or persons who meet the state's defined immigration requirements and (2) Rhode Island residents.
Beneficiaries of family-planning coverage available through the waiver are not required to pay premiums, but must pay co-payments for covered services.
The waiver is set to expire Dec. 31, 2018.
Rhode Island Comprehensive Demonstration, Project No. 11-W-00242/1, at http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Waivers/1115/downloads/ri/ri-global-consumer-choice-compact-fs.pdf; NARAL Pro-Choice America Survey of State Medicaid Offices.