US: Bill Would Let Former Foster Youths Keep Health Insurance in Other States

East County Magazine – October 11, 2015
Seeking to help hundreds of thousands of young people who are currently a part of the foster care system and the tens of thousands who leave the system each year, Reps. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) — Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, have introduced H.R. 3641, the “Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act of 2015.” The measure would close a loophole and guarantee that foster youth will still receive health insurance through Medicaid until they turn 26 years old, regardless of their state of residence.

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