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For Former Foster Kids, Moving Out Of State Can Mean Losing Medicaid

Child Abuse & Neglect

Kaiser Health News

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?”…

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