Introduced House Bill (H)

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Medicaid eligibility of former foster children. Sets forth Medicaid eligibility for individuals who: (1) are at least 18 years of age or emancipated; (2) received foster care in Indiana and in other states before residing in Indiana for at least six months; and (3) are less than 26 years of age. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to verify an individual's status as a foster care recipient with another state if the individual received foster care in the other state. Requires the department of child services (department), in cooperation with the office of Medicaid policy Medicaid eligibility of former foster children. Sets forth Medicaid eligibility for individuals who: (1) are at least 18 years of age or emancipated; (2) received foster care in Indiana and in other states before residing in Indiana for at least six months; and (3) are less than 26 years of age. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to verify an individual's status as a foster care recipient with another state if the individual received foster care in the other state. Requires the department of child services (department), in cooperation with the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office), to enroll individuals, who received foster care in Indiana and are turning 18 years of age, in the Medicaid program as part of the individuals' transitional services plan. Prohibits the office from requiring the individual to submit eligibility information after enrolling in the Medicaid program during the individual's Medicaid eligibility as a former foster child. Requires the department to provide information concerning the individual's Medicaid enrollment to the individual. ... View more