Question

Is Obamacare going to impact the insurance for my foster children?

 Answer

The short answer is “No,” not at this time, and likely not in the future. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” was put in place to provide insurance coverage for individuals who could not obtain coverage through other types of private insurance, and who were not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid. In all states, children and youth in the foster care system are covered under state Medicaid. Therefore, no consideration needs to be given to finding coverage for these children.

The issue of health care and insurance continues to evolve, and it is likely that there will be further changes in the next few years. However, it is understood that the states have a responsibility for providing health care coverage for children placed in foster care. It is unlikely that there will be changes in this coverage in the near future.

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