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Termination of Medicaid for Inmates

Interactions with the criminal justice system can have varied short and long-term effects, but one that is frequently overlooked is the long-term health impact of even a short encounter with the criminal justice system. An unfortunate application of federal and constitutional laws has created a health care vacuum which is politically difficult to address. The result is a criminal justice system that makes people sicker, poorer, and more vulnerable to subsequent incarceration.

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