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Time to End the “Inmate Exception” to Medicaid?  

Author:  Margaret Moreland, JD, MSLS.

Source: Volume 18, Number 04, May/June 2017 , pp.53-53(1)

Correctional Health Care Report

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This article reviews a recent editorial published in American Journal of Public Health, “Perspectives: The Inmate Exception and Reform of Correctional Health Care” by Kevin Fiscella, Leo Beletsky, and Sarah E. Wakeman, which provides a well-reasoned and heartfelt plea for repeal of Medicare and Medicaid provisions that prohibit payment for health care services inside American prisons and jails (the “inmate exception”).

Keywords: Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act; Sequential Intercept Model; Medicaid waivers

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law.

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