How you could qualify for Medicaid

What is medicaid?

Medicaid is basic health insurance that is available to foster youth or former foster youth who are eligible. Alabama allows you to apply online at If assistance is needed completing the application call the Alabama Medicaid Agency at 800-362-1504. 



The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires states to provide young adults under 26 with free health care if they were in foster care at age 18 or older. This ensures that former foster youth can access the health care services they need – just like non-foster youth who can stay on their parents’ insurance plans until 26. Make sure you let them know when filling out the application online that you were in Alabama Foster Care after the age of 18 years. 

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