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.