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H.R. 3641 (114th): Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 29, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 3641


September 29, 2015

(for herself, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Doggett, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Norton, Mr. Payne, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Ms. Slaughter, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Kind, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Butterfield, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Van Hollen, and Mr. Ellison) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act.


Coverage continuity for former foster care children up to age 26


In general

Section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(IX) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(IX)) is amended—


in item (bb), by striking are not described in or enrolled under and inserting are not described in and are not enrolled under;


in item (cc), by striking responsibility of the State and inserting responsibility of a State; and


in item (dd), by striking the State plan under this title or under a waiver of the and inserting a State plan under this title or under a waiver of such a.


Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.