Former Foster Youth in CA now eligible for Medi-Cal until 26!

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, youth who were in foster care at age 18 or older now qualify for free health care until they turn 26. Previously, Medi-Cal coverage for former foster youth ended at age 21. The ACA’s extension of coverage to age 26 fills a critical need for former foster youth who haven’t had the same option as their peers to stay on a parent’s insurance plan.

Most former foster youth don’t know about this new and exciting opportunity.  Attached are a Fact Sheet and a Youth Flyer developed by Children Now for distribution and information regarding further resources.

Coveredtil26_Factsheet Coveredtil26_YouthFlyer


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