Modern Healthcare:
Helping Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

Nationally, 42% of state prison inmates report both mental health and substance-abuse disorders, research shows. Other studies have found that providing good services to released inmates charged with minor crimes can reduce re-arrest and re-incarceration rates by 90%. Nevertheless, thousands of people eligible for Medicaid are leaving jails and prisons without being signed up for coverage, increasing the chances of poor health outcomes and a return to incarceration, experts say. (Meyer, 5/21)

Virginia Governor Vetoes Legislation That Would Prevent Him From Expanding Medicaid
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