Were you in foster care? If so, you may still be eligible for TennCare/Medicaid. Children who have aged out of foster care may be able to get TennCare until age 26. This is included in the Affordable Care Act that started this year.
To apply, go to www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596. If you have questions, Mountain People’s Health Council, also has two people on staff to help with the application process. Call Melissa Bowlin at (423) 663-2740 ext. 28 or Tina Claxton at (423) 286-4141 ext. 27. You do not have to be a patient of Mountain People’s Health Council to receive assistance.