Victory for Youth Exiting Foster Care
On September 25, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1849 by Assemblymember Mike Gipson. This bill, co-sponsored by the Youth Law Center and Children Now, clarifies instructions about Medi-Cal coverage for youth exiting foster care at age 18 or older. AB 1849 will reduce barriers to foster youth receiving the extended health coverage to which they are entitled under the Affordable Care Act and existing state law. It will ensure that young people leave care with uninterrupted health care coverage and with accurate information about their insurance.