Historic Health Changes in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill
The omnibus bill allows states to choose to make substantial structural changes to how correctional healthcare is financed for eligible, incarcerated beneficiaries and provides a pathway forward for further reforms to improve care for justice-involved people. Sections 5122 of the law amends the Social Security Act to allow states to choose to allow incarcerated young people to maintain their Medicaid benefits as they await disposition of their charges.