Fact Sheet: Medi-Cal Eligibility for Former Foster Youth Under the Affordable Care Act

Published On: April 1, 2014


Fact sheet on who is eligible for Medi-Cal eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA recognizes that young adults may have difficulty obtaining affordable, comprehensive health care coverage on their own. As a result, the ACA permits young adults to remain on their parents’ health insurance until the age of 26. For youth who emancipate from foster care and do not have access to health insurance through their parents, the ACA provides continued coverage through Medicaid. The Medicaid program in California is known as Medi-Cal.

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