PPC Home | Blogging4Children | Operation Restart Blog | Porch Light Project Blog
Focusing on the initiative- dubbed the Porch Light Project – to safely reduce the number of children and youth in foster care in PA and to ensure a forever family for every child.

How Repealing the ACA Affects Children and Youth in Foster Care

As we have previously noted, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains a key provision for youth aging out of foster care – under the law, states are required to provide Medicaid health insurance coverage for youth who were in foster care in their state, up until age 26. This policy mirrors the ability of youth not in foster care to stay on their parent’s health insurance until the same age. Pennsylvania even goes a step further and provides this coverage to young adults who aged out of foster care in another state.

Recent proposals by Congress and President-elect Trump to repeal the ACA and convert Medicaid into a block grant would strip this right from youth who are already at risk of experiencing various negative adult outcomes. Research shows that youth who age out of foster care are at greater risk of unemployment and homelessness than their peers who don’t experience foster care. Continued health coverage protects these same young adults from these risks.

Further, while a block grant may sound like a simpler way to fund the Medicaid program, this action risks destabilizing state budgets. A capped federal payment for these services doesn’t take into account the flexibility required should we face another recession, or the increase in health care needs of an aging baby boomer generation. States may find themselves cutting costs that hurt children and youth the most – such as prevention and other nonprofit children and family services – or freezing state staff hiring when these positions are vital to the health and well-being of children in state care, when faced with budget cuts in order to meet any unexpected increased need.

Child welfare agencies have long relied on Medicaid coverage for youth in foster care, and some states, including Pennsylvania, have expanded the program to cover low-income adults. Birth parents who receive substance abuse, mental health and other medical services as they work to provide a safe and stable home for their children are one group who is now served through this program.

Repealing the ACA without a sustainable replacement plan in place would double the number of uninsured children, and remove a vital service to one of our nations’ most vulnerable populations.


Stay on top of the latest news affecting Pennsylvania's children by following Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children via social media:

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter



JACKK's Gravatar To documented the value of education visit http://www.purelifeexperiencedegree.com/ , its settling to ability of ensuring you about the worthy education lie in these above site category
# Posted By JACKK | 12/28/16 12:05 PM
Edward Crystal's Gravatar Today’s trends in online education have revolutionized most of the job markets. In my opinion online life experience degrees provider are playing a vital role in strengthening numerous individuals career tracks. You might find a number of highly interactive websites with such programs but always proceed with the one that’s really accredited. I have just earned a master degree from http://www.lifeexperiencedegreeprograms.com/, if you are really interested to buy an accredited degree then life experience degree programs is the best place for your dream.
# Posted By Edward Crystal | 1/7/17 3:38 PM
Obat Kanker Prostat's Gravatar Very nice article. I just stumbled upon your weblog and want to says that I have truly enjoyed browsing your weblog posts. Cheers http://www.standwithsager.com/obat-kanker-prostat-...

This article gives the light in which we can easily see the reality. This can be very nice one and gives indepth information. Gratitude for this good article. http://boinc.umiacs.umd.edu/team_display.php?teami...

In the a university thesis for research I must search sites with relevant information on given topic and give them to teacher our opinion and the article. Your post helped me a lot. http://theautumnissue.com/obat-herbal-kanker-prost...

This is my first time see here. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I'm not just one having all the enjoyment in this article! http://www.suburbanmediagroup.com/pengobatan-kanke...

I just couldn't leave your website before telling you that I truly enjoyed the top rated high quality information you present to your visitors? Will be return again frequently to check up on fresh publish. http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/team_display.php...
# Posted By Obat Kanker Prostat | 3/12/17 11:32 PM
Obat Kanker Payudara's Gravatar Your publish had provided me with another point of view on this topic. I had no thought that things could work with this form as well. Thank you for sharing your opinion. https://sites.google.com/site/obatkankerpayudarata...

I would like to thank you for your perfectly written content it's useful and your writing trend helped me to it with no difficulty. Credit http://www.kiwibox.com/cathyrine/blog/entry/121456...

I found useful information on this topic as I am implementing a company project. Thank you posting relative information and it's now becoming easier to comprehensive this project http://www.foodallergysingapore.org/obat-herbal-ka...

I will be currently implementing an assignment and I have been exploring your blog for several hours. Thank you for your the idea proved helpful for me. https://mindmodeling.org//team_display.php?teamid=...

I most appreciating every single of this. is actually an incredible and decent impart. I must much obliged. Great employment! You all an incredible website, and have some extraordinary substance. http://www.cryptosafari.com/obat-alami-kanker-payu...
# Posted By Obat Kanker Payudara | 3/12/17 11:34 PM
Obat Kanker Paru Paru's Gravatar I have been very encouraged to find this website. I desired to cheers with this special study. I certainly savored every this and I've you bookmarked to look in brand new things you write. http://www.ibosocial.com/Diherbal/pressrelease.asp...

The globe is truly transforming fast. people are also being altered.day by day we are becoming more dependant on degital system.you're making me think of this really.You have a great method of sharing your thoughts. http://atlasathome.cern.ch/team_display.php?teamid...

That is really a brilliant publish, many thanks alot : ) for telling Excellent luck I found out about this primary blog. http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/team_display.p...

I really enjoy simply studying all of your weblogs. Simply wanted to inform you you have people like me who appreciate your work. Definitely a fantastic post. The information that you have provided is very helpful. http://groupspaces.com/Diherbal/pages/obat-herbal-...

Just keep write what you are excited about, and the readers will visit your blog. http://www.eastsidewestsf.com/obat-tradisional-kan...
# Posted By Obat Kanker Paru Paru | 3/12/17 11:35 PM
Caralyn University Reviews's Gravatar Well you have shared a great thing and this is the point where we should consider that our students need some kind of more better education that what we are providing them today.
# Posted By Caralyn University Reviews | 6/24/17 6:55 AM
article source's Gravatar Very nice article, I enjoyed reading your post, very nice share, I want to twit this to my followers. Thanks!.
# Posted By article source | 8/1/17 5:56 AM
Kingroot APK's Gravatar Kodi is an open source home theatre which was formerly known as XBMC. <a href="https://kodiappdownload.org/ Kodi</a> was developed by XBMC Foundation, as a non-profit technology conglomerate. <a href="https://showboxdownloadapps.org/ Showbox App Download</a> is free multimedia software capable of playing various formats of videos and audio files.
# Posted By Kingroot APK | 8/17/17 6:10 PM
youtube to mp3's Gravatar so happy to find good place to many here in the post, the writing is just great, thanks for the post. http://www.yttomp3.org/
# Posted By youtube to mp3 | 8/24/17 5:02 AM
instagram online viewer's Gravatar I am happy to find this post very useful for me, as it contains lot of information. I always prefer to read the http://snap361.com/
# Posted By instagram online viewer | 8/24/17 5:23 AM
instagram online viewer's Gravatar How exciting and different. I’ve signed up already. Hope I finish it! I have several of your classes still on the go!
# Posted By instagram online viewer | 8/24/17 5:39 AM
private investigator's Gravatar We are a London based company. Our services include, surveillance, car tracking, background reports and investigations.
# Posted By private investigator | 10/6/17 5:35 AM
comfortable conservatories's Gravatar A home conservatory is a great way to add some light and extra space to your home. Since a conservatory does not require any planning permission or building regulations, it is relatively easy to purchase and install. But, once you have made up your mind to get a conservatory for your home it is up to up to make sure that the conservatory is able to provide the benefits that you got it installed for in the first place. More importantly, it is important that your comfortable conservatory is used all year round.
# Posted By comfortable conservatories | 10/10/17 4:06 AM
fireworks london's Gravatar Dynamic Fireworks London offers Premium Quality Fireworks for sale to London and the rest of the UK. With over 25 years experience selling retail fireworks to the public, you can buy fireworks online or in store from one of Dynamic Fireworks London firework shops with confidence.
# Posted By fireworks london | 10/16/17 8:06 AM
Heathrow Terminal Hotel's Gravatar Attracting high-value business travelers seeking comfort, quality and around-the-clock convenience in more and more of the places where work gets done
# Posted By Heathrow Terminal Hotel | 10/23/17 7:52 AM
Comments from readers of Blogging4Children do not necessarily represent the views of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.