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Medicaid is basic health insurance that is available to foster youth or former foster youth who are eligible. Assist is a fast and easy way to learn about benefits, see if you may qualify, apply for medical benefits and re-apply when it is time for renewal. Foster Youth can apply directly online.


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires states to provide young adults under 26 with free health care if they were in foster care at age 18 or older. This ensures that former foster youth can access the health care services they need – just like non-foster youth who can stay on their parents’ insurance plans until 26.

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