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Health insurance more complex for foster children

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Once upon a good time, Tennessee social workers were responsible for making sure no child went without medical insurance coverage. That’s not true anymore, according to an in-depth report from The (Nashville) Tennessean’s Tom Wilemon. He said foster children have been locked out of the state’s extensive health care system. TennCare requires families to shop for health care insurance through the website healthcare.gov, but that site has no equivalent to

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