Letters and Correspondence
240+ Advocates to Congress: Preserve the Medicaid to 26 Provision
Rricha Mathur (Former Staff)Child Abuse & Neglect Health
In a letter sent to Congress this week, more than 240 organizations expressed their support to ensure that youth who age out of foster care can keep Medicaid coverage until they turn 26, in parity with their peers who can stay on their parent’s health insurance until the age of 26.
Over 20,000 youth age out of care each year with very few supports or financial assistance. In addition, former foster youth represent some of the most vulnerable youth with high incidence rates of homelessness, incarceration, and chronic and mental health conditions.