Fact sheet on AB 1849 (Gipson): Medi-Cal for Emancipating Foster Youth
Letter to Governor Brown requesting signature on AB 1849, a bill intended to reduce barriers to foster youth receiving uninterrupted Medi-Cal services as they exit care. YLC co-sponsored this bill.
Article published in Chronicle of Social Change on SB 1466.
YLC Letter to Senator Mitchell sponsoring SB 1466, a bill to ensure that trauma screening is incorporated into EPSDT services provided to at-risk youth receiving Medi-Cal benefits.
Article in Chronicle of Social Change about SB 1466, a bill to ensure that trauma screening is part of EPSDT benefit for children under 21 enrolled in Medi-Cal.
This booklet, based on California law, covers some of the concerns of a youth in out-of-home care, including types of placements, guardianship, independent living, role of the courts, visitation, confidentiality, pregnancy, money, religion, driving, emancipation and rights and responsibilities of youth in out-of-home care, group or foster homes
The Youth Law Center was one of 46 national organizations and 23 state and local organizations that signed on to these joint comments submitted to the Centers for the proposed regulations for ensuring Medicaid to age 26 for eligible former foster youth.
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) […]
The Youth Law Center was co-sponsor of the 2009 California Working Families Policy Summit, held January 13 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Organized by The California Center for Research on Women and Families, the Summit brought together over 700 policymakers and advocates to address high priority policy issues for California families. This year’s Summit Workshops […]
Youth Law Center sponsored this bill, which was enacted by the California Legislature in 2008. It provides for the suspension rather than termination of Medi-Cal for children who were Medi-Cal when they went into secure confinement (when became inmates of a public institution for purposes of Medi-Cal). This legislation represented an important step in assuring […]
This paper was commissioned by The California Endowment. Youth Law Center was asked to explore the payment exclusions for “inmates of a public institution” in federal Medicaid law and their impact on access to care for children in public systems in California. The paper presents federal statutes, regulations and guidance, and their counterparts in Medi-Cal, […]
A foster care youth who is in foster care on his/her 18th birthday is entitled to zero share-of-cost (free to the youth) Medi-Cal when he/she leaves foster care until his/her 21st birthday. This fact sheet discusses Transitional Medi-Cal and Transitiona Housing Program Plus.
YLC has signed on with other state and national organizations to urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to include in final health care legislation a provision in the House-passed bill (H.R. 3962, §1729) requiring states to suspend—rather than terminate—Medicaid benefits for youth in juvenile facilities. This issue arises out of YLC work on Improving Access to […]