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Providing Medicaid to Youth Formerly in Foster Care Under the Chafee Option

"This report details how 30 states have exercised a federal option through the Chafee Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 to expand Medicaid coverage to youth formerly in foster care until their 21st birthday (referred to as the Chafee Option)."

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This report was prepared by the Urban Institute for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS/ASPE) under Task Order No. HSP23337017T (UI Project 08350-017-00).

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