Strengthening the Medicaid Reentry Act — Supporting the Health of People Who Are Incarcerated
New England Journal of Medicine
The Medicaid Reentry Act is a first step toward addressing deficiencies in correctional health care delivery, but additional changes could be incorporated before its final passage to improve the health of people who are incarcerated. We support the recommendation of the National Association of Counties and the National Sheriffs’ Association that Congress amend the Social Security Act to permit the continuation of federal benefits, such as Medicaid, for people who are detained before trial.