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Medicaid For Justice Involved

State Medicaid Eligibility Policies for Individuals Moving Into and Out of Incarceration

An issue brief from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation explaining Medicaid eligibility for justice involved populations. Read more...

Medicaid-funded Paraprofessional Services for Criminal Justice Populations

One of the ACA’s goals is the improvement of population health, including the elimination of health disparities. This goal cannot be achieved without addressing the needs of justice-involved individuals, a population with major health disparities and other challenges that impact health. Through Medicaid expansion, the ACA has created an opportunity for many justice-involved individuals to gain health insurance for the first time. Peer support providers could play an important role in bringing justice-involved individuals into the health care system, delivering culturally competent services, and drawing on shared experiences to help clients overcome their often interrelated barriers to health and community re-entry.

Medicaid Coverage for Jail Inmate's Inpatient Hospitalization

In Sheriff Magazine, Steve Rosenberg, president of COCHS discusses the Department of Health and Human Services' guidance letter of 1997 that outlines the circumstances under which Medicaid could pay for health insurance when an inmate becomes a patient in a medical institution. The ACA's Medicaid expansion means that a significant number of inmates are likely to be eligible.

Steve Rosenberg, President, COCHS

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Justice-Involved Populations

This FAQ documents how the Affordable Care ACT (ACA) impacts justice-involved populations, and includes statistics that explain the demographics and health concerns of individuals cycling through the criminal justice system. Download document...

The Criminal Justice System and Medicaid:
Collaboration or Collision Post Health Reform?

Question and Answer Session, Part 1

Question and Answer Session, Part 2

Steve Somers, President and CEO, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Allison Hamblin, Director, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

David Mancuso, Senior Research Manager,
Department of Social and Health Services

Joan Erney, Chief Business Development and Public Policy Officer, Community Care

Westley Clark, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA