When Your Parent Is The State, It's Tough For Young Adults To Stay Insured

Kaiser Health News staff writer Anna Gorman, working in collaboration with the Los Angeles Daily News, reports: "A little-known provision of federal health law now extends Medicaid coverage to former foster youths until they turn 26, regardless of where they live or how much they earn. The only requirements: They must have been in foster care when they turned 18 and have previously received Medicaid, the state-run insurance plan for the poor known as Medi-Cal in California" (Gorman, 2/3). Read the story and watch the video

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