The Intersection of Medicaid and Child Welfare

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March 2015

This presentation reviews a proposed chapter in the June 2015 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP on the intersection of Medicaid and child welfare. Children and youth involved in the child welfare system have either been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, or are receiving in-home services. They have significant health, behavioral, and other social needs, as well as very low family incomes in order to be eligible federally funded child welfare services.

Publication Type: Presentations

From: March 2015 MACPAC Public Meeting

Tags: access, behavioral health, benefits, children 6-18, Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT), eligibility, hospital outpatient services, people with mental illness, prescription drugs