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New Medicaid Eligibility Rules: What They Mean for Jails and Prisons  

Author:  Daniel Mistak, MA, MS, JD .; Rebecca Sax, MPH.

Source: Volume 24, Number 03, Summer 2023 , pp.53-54(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 made substantial changes to how Medicaid operates for incarcerated adults. Two experts from the health care non-profit Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) review these new policy developments and current opportunities that will affect justice-involved individuals’ access to health care and that offer correctional facilities opportunities for partnerships that can help improve individuals’ lives and communities’ safety.

Keywords: Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023; Pre-release Medicaid Enrollment

Affiliations:  1: Community Oriented Correctional Health Services; 2: AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware.

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