Lessons from CA: Eligibility for Former Foster Care Children

Lessons from CA: Eligibility for Former Foster Care Children

Executive Summary

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires states starting in 2014 to provide Medicaid to youth who were in foster care on their 18th birthday or later and to keep them on Medicaid until they turn 26. This Lessons from California, highlights how the state has implemented this new program for the benefit of thousands of vulnerable former foster youth.

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