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Medicaid to 26 for Youth in Foster Care: Key Steps for Advocates

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a provision that allows all young people to stay on their parent’s health insurance until age 26.

Recognizing that young people who leave foster care with no legally binding tie to a family should also have access to affordable health care, the legislation allows them to retain Medicaid coverage up to age 26. This provision becomes effective January 1, 2014.

This brief, provided by the State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center (SPARC), details key steps that advocates can take to help ensure that youth in foster care recieve Medicaid until the age of 26. 

Read the complete brief by clicking on the link below. 

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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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