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Lawmaker Seeks Better Access to Medi-Cal Care for Former Foster Kids
California Healthline

State Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) has asked for a change in the state’s approach to providing Medi-Cal coverage for foster care children ages 18 to 26. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program.

At a Senate Committee on Health hearing Oct. 30, Beall pointed out that under the Affordable Care Act, Medi-Cal benefits have been extended to age 26 for those who have been in California’s foster care system.