disabled http://ripr.org en RI Rolls Out Integrated Care Initiative For Elderly, Disabled http://ripr.org/post/ri-rolls-out-integrated-care-initiative-elderly-disabled <p>Rhode Islanders who are covered by both Medicare and Medicaid - the so-called "dual eligibles" - take note: you're being enrolled in a new health plan designed to coordinate your primary care and long term care needs a bit better. It's called the Integrated Care Initiative, it could affect nearly 28,000 Rhode Islanders, and it's not without controversy.</p><p>But first, <strong>what's it about</strong>?</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:37:57 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23032 at http://ripr.org DOJ Settles Probe into Segregation of Disabled Student Workers http://ripr.org/post/doj-settles-probe-segregation-disabled-student-workers <p>The Justice Department calls this “a new day” for the Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities that were moved into segregated workshops and paid well below what they should have earned. The Department of Justice has settled with the state and city of Providence in a case involving some 200 workers.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:28:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 16865 at http://ripr.org DOJ Settles Probe into Segregation of Disabled Student Workers