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Phil Galewitz

Medicaid Covers Foster Kids, But Specialized and Consistent Care Can Fall Through Cracks

Foster children often suffer from mental health issues and lead unstable lives, making it difficult for parents to ensure they get the care they need.

Sherri and Thomas Croom have been foster parents to 27 children — from newborns to teenagers — during the past decade.

That has meant visits to dozens of doctors and dentists for issues ranging from a tonsillectomy to depression.

Medicare Financial Outlook Worsens

Medicare’s financial condition has taken a turn for the worse because of predicted higher hospital spending and lower tax revenues that fund the program, the federal government reported Tuesday.


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