For Former Foster Kids, Moving Out Of State Can Mean Losing MedicaidChild Abuse & Neglect Health
By Anna Gorman
Soon after moving to Utah this summer, Rainbow Sky Buck ended up at the hospital with a painful ear infection. There, Buck learned she no longer had access to the free health coverage she had in California as a former foster youth.
To pay for the care, Buck emptied out her bank account and borrowed money. “Luckily, I got my antibiotics and I am okay now,” she said. “But what is going to happen next time?”…