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Important Announcement Regarding Medicaid

Beginning January 2014, the Affordable Care Act mandates that states must provide Medicaid coverage for individuals under age 26 who were in foster care and receiving Medicaid at the time they aged out. The new Medical Assistance application for 2014 will allow individuals to indicate their status as a former foster care child when they apply for Medicaid. If the individual is not eligible for any other Medicaid coverage group, they will be enrolled in this new group. An individual can remain eligible in this coverage until age 26.

This important provision was actually suggested by a former foster youth serving as a congressional intern to Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), when the intern learned that the Affordable Care Act allows health insurance coverage under a parent's plan for their children up to age 26.



Healthcare Providers
One of the most important roles as a parent is keeping your child(ren) healthy. Knowing who to turn to when medical concerns arise is important. Your child's pediatrician or primary care doctor is the first person to turn to for the well-being of your child(ren).
If you have not chosen your child(ren)'s primary care doctor, it is important to know that certain health plans, will assign one. If you do not know what Medicaid Health Plan, your child(ren) are assigned to, please contact the Medicaid Area 11 Office at 305-593-3000, Option: 3 or Medicaid Options at 1-888-367-6554.


Once you know what health plan your child(en) is assigned to, please contact their respective plan to verify who their primary care doctor assigned is. For more information on your child(ren)'s respective plan, including listing of specialists, please visit the healthplans website or contact Member Services.
In order to obtain information, you must have the child's Medicaid ID# or Gold Card number, Child's Birth Date, and last four digits of the Social Security number.
Getting a good night’s sleep is a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle. Both adults and children need sleep to feel their best. However, getting quality rest doesn’t come easy for everyone. For more information on developing healthy sleep habits, please click the link below:
As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.
This site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.

Site maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics that provides general child health information or specific guidelines concerning a pediatric issue. 

Healthy Foster Care resource developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. 
The CDC's Parent Information section contains a wealth of information from across all of CDC, covering everything from safety at home and the community to immunization schedules and developmental milestones.