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Young people aging out of foster care may be leaving behind critical healthcare coverage

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) States are required to provide health insurance to young people who have aged out of the foster care system until their 26th birthday. Although the intent of the provision is to mirror the extended coverage available to young adults whose parents have private health insurance, research shows that varying interpretations of the provision by states have effectively blocked many youth formerly in foster care from accessing their federally mandated coverage.
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