Resource Roundup: Helping Youth and Families Get Affordable Care Act Health Coverage

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This year's open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends March 15. If you're helping young people and families #GetCovered by signing up for low-cost health care or Medicaid, here are some resources you might like to consult:

See our "Five Key Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Young People" and "Bright Idea: Everything You Need to Know About Helping Homeless Youth Apply for Medicaid"

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's "Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities" guides health professionals in helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people understand health insurance options, particularly mental health and substance abuse benefits and services, under the ACA and enroll in plans.

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth's Unaccompanied Youth Toolkit for Financial Aid Administrators includes "Access to Medicaid for Unaccompanied Youth," a guide to helping older youth who are on their own apply for the benefit.

The National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center at Universtiy of California, San Francisco, has a list of resources on the ACA and young people.

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness has a list of resources on the ACA and homelessness.

Go to the Health Insurance Marketplace for more information.

Publications discussed here do not necessarily reflect the views of NCFY, FYSB or the Administration for Children & Families.

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