Health care

Georgia Medicaid: Gateway

About this resource

You may be eligible for medicaid if under the age of 26, and in foster care on your 18th birthday. Georgia provides health insurance for youth who experienced foster care in another state and move to Georgia after aging out. When you apply for medicaid you must check the box, "yes," indicating you would like medicaid or health care insurance.


  • 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. See website for more information:


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