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By shannonsymonds — May 24, 2018

FosterClub is excited to announce the official launch of the #HealthCareFFY Campaign in partnership with First Focus and the State Policy and Advocacy Reform Center and the Juvenile Law Center. Read the #HealthCareFFY Campaign Overview Paper to... Read more

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By shannonsymonds — Apr 25, 2018

Foster care inherently involves confusion, being overwhelmed, and difficulties learning life skills if a youth transitions a lot during their time in care. I definitely am one of those youth. One life skill that I wish I was taught is keeping my... Read more

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By shannonsymonds — Apr 18, 2018

Are you interested in improving your state's implementation of the provision to cover former foster youth to the age of 26? Join a webinar which marks the launch of the Health Care for Former Foster Youth Campaign, a collaborative campaign designed... Read more

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By Celeste — Mar 29, 2018

Calling all current and former foster youth, and foster care youth & alumni organizations: Sign-on to a letter asking Congress to fix the glitch which makes it so foster youth may lose their access to health insurance if they move to another... Read more

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By akin.abioye — Feb 21, 2018

February 22, 2018 Washington, D.C. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped 20 million Americans secure access to quality health care. Among that 20 million, are some of the nations most vulnerable to inadequate health care, former foster youth. In... Read more

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By Celeste — Feb 21, 2018

MARCH 2018 TOPIC: How can foster parents help you stay healthy? As a young person in foster care, your foster family or caregiver may help you stay healthy.... or maybe you wished they would have helped you with your health care... Read more

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By Cody Rivera — Feb 19, 2018

After a knee blow-out, Cody was faced with a difficult choice: face surgery alone, or move to family and lose health care coverage? Life’s challenges test the strongest people and as a former foster youth, I am no exception. I almost missed one of... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 21, 2017

I spent 4 years in the foster care system in Las Vegas due to negligence and abuse. In 2010, I aged out of foster care at age 18 and lost my health insurance. Then I ended up in the hospital. My hemoglobin had dropped to critical level after years... Read more

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By lilrocker392 — Jan 13, 2017

For many, we wanted to start 2017 on a positive note but since the new year began, we have seen the changes of the new government begin to take effect. One of the most basic rights to citizens has been attacked and that is our access to healthcare... Read more

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By FosterClub — Apr 7, 2015

The Afordable Care Act (ACA) includes Medicaid coverage for foster youth up to age 26. The legislation was considered a huge victory for youth from the foster care system. However, the law is only as good as it’s implementation. For some... it’s... Read more

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