Children's Defense Fund

The Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. The national organization works on behalf of all children to ensure that every child in the U.S. receives health care coverage that is comprehensive, accessible, and affordable. See below for more information about CDF’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • CDF Submits Comments to HHS on Coverage for Former Foster Children

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    CDF: The Children’s Defense Fund released comments on the Medicaid coverage provision for former foster care children in the proposed rules. CDF strongly urges HHS "to reverse the interpretation in the proposed regulations that states will only be required to enroll eligible former foster youth in Medicaid to age 26 if they remain living in the state where they were in foster care."

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