Medicaid Expansion and the Local Community Justice System
American Jails
In 2011 COCHS' CEO Michael Dubose wrote in Amarican Jails, how the Afordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion will provide an opportunity to reduce costs associated with individuals involved in the justice system: from jail bed use to emergency room admissions to medical care. Medicaid expansion will extend health care coverage to an estimated 16 million individuals, including nonviolent offenders with mental illness or chemical addiction.