Youth aging out of the foster care system face unique challenges that can inhibit their ability to thrive and succeed as adults. Recognizing this, Congress included a provision in the Affordable Care Act that allows youth who age out of foster and enrolled in Medicaid to remain eligible for Medicaid coverage until the age of 26. This provision was drafted as an equitable response to young adults being allowed to stay on their parent’s insurance until the age of 26.

Partners are encouraged to utilize these resources to spread awareness of this provision to ensure that youth are, in fact, covered by health insurance.

Please contact Rricha Mathur with any questions.