Wendy Lazarus, Founder & Co-President of The Children’s Partnership (TCP), published an article in the Huffington Post
, co-authored by Ginny Puddefoot of TCP, on the necessary steps states need to take to ensure that former foster youth have access to coverage under the ACA
. Specifically, Lazarus notes that states needs to take proactive steps to ensure former foster youth are aware of and can access Medicaid coverage until age 26. She argues that states, acting as “parents,” have an “obligation and responsibility to identify and notify former foster youth, under age 26, of these new health options.” States should also ensure that current foster youth retain their Medicaid coverage.