Many Former Foster Youths Don’t Know They Have Health Care

Laticia Aossey was hospitalized while a student at the University of Northern Iowa when she realized she hadn't signed up for health insurance.i

Laticia Aossey was hospitalized while a student at the University of Northern Iowa when she realized she hadn’t signed up for health insurance.

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Laticia Aossey was hospitalized while a student at the University of Northern Iowa when she realized she hadn't signed up for health insurance.

Laticia Aossey was hospitalized while a student at the University of Northern Iowa when she realized she hadn’t signed up for health insurance.

Matthew Putney/Courtesy of Youth Today

Laticia Aossey was flat on her back in an Iowa hospital bed with a tube up her nose, a needle for a peripheral IV stuck in one arm and monitors pasted to her body. It was early June 2014, a week after her 18th birthday, when a friend brought Aossey’s mail from home — including

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/01/444779762/many-former-foster-youths-dont-know-they-have-health-care?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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