With Medicaid Expansion, More Than “a Bus Pass and a Good Luck” for Formerly Incarcerated People
Commonwealth Fund
In a Commonwealth Fund podcast, Vikki Wachino, COCHS' former CEO, and Rebekah Gee, the former Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, discuss Medicaid Expansion's impact on justice involved people. States that have expanded Medicaid are trying to ensure that people leaving jail or prison are able to enroll in health coverage upon release. People who are incarcerated have complex health needs, and to make matters more complicated, prisons and jails have seen some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks. Medicaid expansion offers some solutions.