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21 May 2020

Call to Action: Help Pass DJay’s Bill

On May 22, 2020, Congressmembers Karen Bass and Gwen Moore will introduce The Dosha Joi Immediate Coverage for Former Foster Youth Act, which would ensure that former foster youth have Medicaid until the age of 26. The bill is named after Dosha “DJay” Joi, a former foster youth, NFYI member, child welfare advocate, and nursing student who passed away in Milwaukee on May 14 due to COVID-19-related complications. Please join us in getting DJay’s Bill passed.

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1 Response

  1. Sheila Edenfield

    Hi I am very interested and will speak to my local congressman about this bill that so desperately needs to be passed. I am a mother of a soon to be 18-year-old of Whom will be aging out of the foster home very soon and having this option for him would enable The opportunity to continue good health until he’s 26. I’ll do my part in hopes that this bill will be passed so that our foster youth can have the same equal opportunity For continued health up until the age of 26 years old. Thank you

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