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  • December 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 9

Spotlight on the Affordable Care Act

The 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period is currently underway, and the final deadline to sign up for 2016 coverage is January 31, 2016. Providing children and youth in foster care with appropriate health care is vital to ensuring their overall well-being and positive outcomes. This month, CBX highlights resources and tools on the ACA and health-care services for children and youth in foster care.

  • Comparing Federal Laws Providing Medicaid Coverage
    Both the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Fostering Connections, P.L. 110-351) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the ACA, P.L....

  • Information Gateway Brief: Health-Care Coverage for Youth in Care
    Noting that changes in the nation's health-care laws have increased access to and affordability of health care for some of our most vulnerable children and youth—those involved with child...

  • Boosting Foster Care Alumni Health-Care Enrollment
    Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), youth who have aged out of foster care at age 18 on or after January 1, 2014, are guaranteed health insurance coverage under the...

  • Reconnecting Young Adults With Medicaid Coverage
    A January 2015 provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) enables young adults in every State who have aged out of foster care to be insured through Medicaid until age 26....

  • Barriers to Accessing Preventive Services in the ACA
    Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are more likely to experience unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than individuals in most other age groups; therefore,...

  • Tips and Tools: Increasing Coverage for Children, Youth, and Families
    Many of the children, youth, and families that come in contact with State and Tribal child welfare agencies are in need of health-care services. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...