The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (or SUPPORT Act), passed in 2018, included a provision titled “Coverage Continuity for Former Foster Care Children Up to Age 26,” on page 10, which took effect on January 1st, 2023. This important provision requires states to cover youth under the former foster care category for Medicaid even if they were in foster care in another state, a gap that existed in the original Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions for young people previously in foster care. It’s important to note that this requirement extends only to young people who reach 18 years of age on or after January 1st, 2023 and does not extend to young adults who turned 18 before this date.