Initiating Medicaid Coverage In Prison 30-Days Prior To Reentry
Health Affairs Blog
Allowing Medicaid funding for individuals as they prepare to return to the community is especially important in the jail setting where the population disproportionately consists of individuals with substance use disorder. Various states have already taken it upon themselves to enroll individuals in Medicaid before returning to the community. But the gradual, state-by-state approach to enrolling individuals in Medicaid is insufficient.