How the ACA Can Revolutionize Inmate HealthcareThe Nation
Eighty percent of detained individuals with a chronic medical condition have not received treatment in the community prior to arrest. Ben Butler of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services says: It’s like an emergency room. In effect, jails have become the front line for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.