The Department of Public Health and Social Services has issued a statement assuring that foster children health insurance has not been terminated.
“Guam’s foster care children are among the most vulnerable in our society and we remain cognizant of the need to continue to offer services to them and the families who care for them. Foster care children continue to receive health insurance coverage under the GovGuam Health Insurance Plan and have experienced no interruption in their coverage,” said Arthur U. San Agustin, DPHSS Director.
Earlier, Vice Speaker Tina Rose Muña Barnes and Senator Mary Camacho Torres wrote a letter to Governor Leon Guerrero regarding the health insurance coverage for Guam’s foster care children.
According to a news release from the vice speaker, foster care placement providers received a letter from the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) informing them that the foster children health insurance provided through Aetna will be officially terminated effective immediately. According to this letter, DPHSS does not have the funds to continue coverage.