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Partner with state agencies, connector entities, and community-based organizations to help ensure that former foster youth understand the process of maintaining or obtaining Medicaid coverage up to age 26

Despite creative efforts to engage and educate former foster youth about their new coverage option, barriers remain with respect to obtaining and retaining coverage which include: 1) The enrollment system does not recognize former foster youth as such--many former foster youth…

Extend Medicaid’s dental benefits to former foster youth under age 26 and extend dental benefits for pregnant women to the post-partum period

Our community based work with former foster youth has confirmed that access to dental services by adults is a major unmet need in Maryland.  Therefore, expanding Medicaid dental benefits to former foster youth is essential.  This step also brings their benefit package into alignment with that…