Protect Our Healthcare is a coalition of leading Rhode Island community and service organizations and hundreds of individuals with a mission to protect access to quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare for all Rhode Islanders.
The Coalition strives to bring the voice of individual consumers and organizations to Federal and State legislative and policy debates. We advocate with members of our Congressional Delegation, in the RI General Assembly, and in Rhode Island state government including at the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) via the Health Insurance Advisory Council (HIAC), and at the state’s Medicaid Child & Family Consumer Advisory Council (CAC).
Since January 2017 we have developed a story-bank of individual Rhode Islanders’ positive experiences with coverage gained under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including Medicaid expansion; organized rallies in defense of the ACA; helped develop state policy responses to the current federal administration’s attacks on the resiliency of the ACA; and successfully defended against state cuts to Medicaid that would have directly impacted costs, services and eligibility for Medicaid members. In 2023, the Coalition led the effort for passage of state legislation to codify key consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act in state law.