2023 Top Ten Equity Wins

Top Ten wins that promote equity and economic security for Rhode Islanders

1. RI codifies protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After years of effort, the Protect Our Healthcare
Coalition, co-led by EPI and RIPIN, won a landmark victory to codify the protections of the ACA into Rhode
Island state law. Should the ACA ever be overturned on the federal level, Rhode Islanders with health
insurance will remain protected. These protections guarantee coverage of preventive, ambulatory, maternity,
newborn, and emergency, and mental health care, hospitalization, substance use disorder, laboratory services,
and prescription medications; they also prohibit insurance providers from denying coverage due to preexisting