Healthcare Eligibility

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) extends Medicaid coverage to youth aging out of foster care on or after their 18th birthday to age 26. To qualify young adults must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Age 18 to 26
  • Currently in foster care at age 18 and enrolled in NC Medicaid
  • A resident of North Carolina
  • Not receiving Medicaid from any other state
  • Not an inmate of a public institution
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Important Medicaid Information