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Testimony: Performance Oversight, DHCF (FY18)

Approximately 99,000 children and youth under 21 years of age are enrolled in the District’s Medicaid program.2 A properly functioning Medicaid system is not only vital for ensuring the physical and mental health of DC’s children, but it is also the backbone of our early intervention and child welfare systems — providing the services that ensure children reach developmental milestones, aid their academic achievement and reduce their stay in foster care. DHCF has consistently been a well performing agency. This year continues that trend, although there have been a few challenges. Children’s Law Center Policy Director Sharra Greer testifies.