Under a provision of the Substance Use Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery & Treatment For Patients & Communities Act (SUPPORT Act), state Medicaid programs will be required to make changes to avoid coverage gaps for former foster youth and juvenile offenders. The SUPPORT Act was signed on October 24, 2018. For former foster youth, states must ensure that former foster youth are able to keep their Medicaid coverage across state lines until the age of 26. States must adopt this policy by calendar year 2023 for individuals attaining the age of 18 that year, although states can adopt the . . .
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