Free Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Ages 18-25
Authored By: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
Free Health Insurance for
Former Foster Youth Ages 18-25
IMPORTANT INFORMATION- As of January 2014, insurance for former foster youth has changed. Many more young adults who aged out of foster care are now covered by the new insurance program.
When you are in foster care, your medical care is covered by an insurance program called Star Health-Medicaid. It is a special type of Medicaid for those in foster care. When you age out of foster care you will have to pay for your own medical care, which is very expensive, unless you have insurance. There are two types of special insurance programs for those that have aged out of foster care in Texas.