Children in Foster and Kinship Care at Risk

Children in Foster and Kinship Care at Risk for
Inadequate Health Care Coverage and Access

Changes in Health Care Financing & Organization — findings brief  .pdf file

Historically, federal child welfare policy has overlooked the role of kinship caregivers, and, if
states provided assistance, it was  done through income-assistance  programs. Now, children are
preferentially channeled into formal kinship care by the child welfare system.

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