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Portman helps introduce Foster Care Services Act

Child Abuse & Neglect

Morrow County Sentinel 

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve foster care services for thousands of America’s most vulnerable youth. The Family-Based Foster Care Services Act increases access to quality care by clarifying Medicaid policy that directly affects foster children with special behavioral health needs and/or medical disabilities, as well as vulnerable children living with kinship and biological caregivers.

“This commonsense bill will allow vulnerable children to have better access to high-quality foster care,” Portman stated. “By improving health care and mental health services for kids with unique needs, we will provide a sense of stability for these children and better equip foster parents to care for them.”…

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