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Foster kids won’t get same benefits as other young adults through health reform

Parents across the country can put their 20-something kids back on their private health insurance thanks to health reform laws that rolled out last month But thousands of young adults will not have that opportunity: foster children who were raised in the care and custody of the state. Senator Elaine Alquist, D-San Jose, sponsored SB 771, a bill that would have given foster children the ability to continue to receive health insurance through Medicaid until age 26.