Substance Use Disorder

Incarcerated people need health coverage

Incarcerated people need health coverage to help stop drug overdose—and stem COVID-19 spread
Fierce Healthcare
Releasing individuals who are incarcerated without connections to healthcare providers, medical coverage, safe and stable housing, or a support system can greatly increase their risk of relapse, overdose, and death. To stem the spread of COVID-19 and prevent a further escalation of drug overdose deaths, Congress must pass bipartisan legislation to ensure that Americans who are incarcerated and at high risk for infection and poor outcomes can access the medical services they need.