Roadblocks to Recovery: State policy causing potential problem for substance abuse treatment

Roadblocks to Recovery: State policy causing potential problem for substance abuse treatment
The Sentinel
Federal law requires that Medicaid dollars cannot be used for treatment for individuals who are incarcerated. Enrollment in Medicaid, however, does not have to be terminated during their time in jail. COCHS' president Steve Rosenberg states that one solution to help combat substance use disorder is to suspend an individual’s Medicaid enrollment rather than terminate it.