Letter to HHS re Extension of Medicaid to Former Foster Youth

Published On: February 1, 2013


YLC submitted comments on proposed rules to implement the extension of Medicaid to former foster youth up to the age of 26 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) The ACA provides Medicaid to former foster youth who are in foster care when they emancipate from foster care (at age 18 or older at state option) and were enrolled in Medicaid while in foster care. YLC’s comments, submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on February 21, were generally supportive of the proposed rules but expressed concern about a proposed limitation on eligibility for children placed across state lines and a requirement that youth be enrolled in foster care on their 18th birthday (or other emancipation date.)

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