Why Health Care is Critical for Former Foster Youth

I spent four 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.


American Health Care Act Could Jeopardize High Needs Children, Families Living in Poverty

After struggling to try to have a baby and coping with the disappointment of a miscarriage, military veteran Samuel Hibben and his wife, Jessica, welcomed their son on Valentine’s Day in 2016.

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Foster Youth Provision Survives in House Healthcare Bill

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided presumptive Medicaid eligibility until age 26 for any youth aging out of the foster care system. The House’s newly unveiled healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), will not repeal that provision.


Resisting Medicaid Expansion Limits Access to Mental Health Care

States’ refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility is barring an estimated 2.6 million low-income Americans from affordable, necessary mental healthcare, according to a 2015 report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Foster Youth Campaign to Access Obamacare

As part of a series of public service announcements intended to encourage foster youth to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, California Youth Connection (CYC) released a video focused specifically on mental health.


Health Care Needs for Former Foster Youth

Transitioning foster youth have been shown to have an increased need for health care services due to past issues regarding abuse and neglect. In addition, this vulnerable population has an increased risk for mental health and chronic medical issues.


    Delay on Employer Health Care Mandate a Relief to Some Nonprofits

    The Obama Administration announced today that the employer mandates in the Affordable Care Act would not take effect until January of 2015, according to a post on the Department of Treasury’s website.


    Affordable Care Act Mandates Scare Some Youth Orgs, Others Say They’re Ready

    by Ryann Blackshere and John Kellly The deadline for large employers in the youth and family services field to comply with the mandates of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is nearing.


    Capitol View: Congress Returns With Clock Ticking

    The House and Senate return this week with time running out on the pre-election agenda. Both houses are likely to leave by August 6 for the traditional summer break. They will return after Labor Day on September 7.