- November 18, 2015

Report: Texas Denying Health Insurance To Former Foster Youth


KUT — Jasmine Johnson, a 20-year-old expectant mother, gave birth in January. She didn’t just bring home a baby girl after her visit to the hospital – she also brought home a $1,500 medical bill she couldn’t afford.

The Texas Tribune’s Edgar Walters reports that Johnson had been, unbeknownst to her, dropped from her health insurance coverage. Johnson, a former foster youth, had been covered under Medicaid, but the day she turned 21, Texas dropped her plan.