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A ‘Glitch’ Keeps Medicaid From Former Foster Kids

Child Abuse & Neglect
Health

Governing

One of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives young adults the option of staying on their parents’ health insurance plan until they turn 26. It’s been so popular, in fact, that less than half of all eligible employees under 26 enrolled in an employer-provided health plan in 2015. Many instead opted to stay insured under mom and dad.

In late July, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey introduced a similar bill in Congress extending government-subsidized health insurance to foster youth until they turn 26. The funny thing is that Congress already passed just such a provision in 2010 so that young adults weren’t penalized for not having a permanent home. So why the duplication?

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