SECTION 9D.14.(a) – (c), page 121 of S. 105
What this provision does: Allows parents to retain Medicaid eligibility while a child is temporarily served in the foster care system.
Why is this important: Allows parents to continue to receive services that can help them be emotionally and physically healthy for their children. This is part of the family stability and engagement that provides children with the greatest potential for success in their growth.
SFY 2021-2022 $8.13 M Recurring
SFY2022-2023 $18 M Recurring
Action: Ask legislators to support this provision of the Senate budget proposal. Provide the detail above, any pertinent brief story you have and your contact information if they would like to discuss it further.