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foster parents

New Bill To Allow Some Foster Families Access To Affordable Health Care Plan

Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill providing an affordable insurance option to some foster parents in Missouri.

House bill 1576 allows specialized state-licensed foster parents to purchase the State Employee Insurance Plan.  This allows foster parents without affordable health care options  who care for special needs kids to buy a the same policies state employees.

Nixon signed the bill June 25 and it is expected to take effect August 28.

He cited the extra training many of the parents complete as well as obtaining special licenses in order to care for foster kids. 

"For these foster parents, caring for these children is literally a full-time job," said Nixon. "That's why we want them to have the opportunity to purchase the same health care plan as state employees."

If you need any counsel dealing with adoption issues, it is important to speak with a qualified Missouri family lawyer who understands the issues and can help you navigate the legal system. Call today for your free, initial consultation.

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