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Obamacare under the radar: former foster youth can get free health insurance until age 26

Sarah Alvarez explores an under-publicized area of the Affordable Care Act - that youth from foster care are covered with free health insurance until the age 26. 

Featuring 2 students from foster care, Brittney Grant, a current Seita Scholar at WMU, and Kamille Tynes, a former UM Blavin Scholar, this story highlights the successes and challenges our young adults from foster care have faced in enrolling in extended Medicaid in Michigan.

By clicking on the link provided below, you can read or listen to the story, and you can also share your experiences of signing up for the Medicaid extension. 

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Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative 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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