Medicaid, Colorado Indigent Care Program and the Children's Health Plan (CHP+)
Extend Medicaid eligibility to young adults transitioning from foster care - Testimony to the House Health and Human Services Committee by Robin Baker, March 26, 2007
"Senate Bill 07-002 promotes opportunity by extending vital health care coverage to our most vulnerable young adults as they transition from the foster care system into adulthood. The bill does this by addressing a fundamental flaw in the foster care system, known as 'aging out.' This refers to the sudden end of resources such as health benefits when a foster youth turns 18. Under the federal Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, states may extend Medicaid coverage to foster youth until the age of 21."
Blueprint Implementation Memos package, by Robin Baker, Jan. 9, 2007
- Strengthen the health care safety net, an overview
- Review Medicaid eligibility levels and reimbursement rates to providers
- Expand and streamline delivery of Medicaid and CHP+
- Increase funding to local public health departments