Connecting the Justice-Involved Population to Medicaid Coverage and Care: Findings from Three States

Issue Brief
  1. National Institute of Corrections, “Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement—Evaluating Early Access to Medicaid as a Reentry Strategy,” Federal Register 76, no. 129 (2011): 39438-39443; Ingrid Binswanger, Nicole Redmiond, and LeRoi Hicks, “Health Disparities and the Criminal Justice System: An Agenda for Further Research and Action,” Journal of Urban Health 89, no. 1 (2012): 98–107; and Laura Maruschak, Medical Problems of Prisoners (Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, April 2008), http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/mpp.pdf.

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  2. Doris James and Lauren Glaze, Mental Health Problems of Prison and Jail Inmates, (Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2006), http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/mhppji.pdf

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  3. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, To facilitate successful re-entry for individuals transitioning from incarceration to their communities, State Health Official Letter SHO #16-007, (Baltimore, MD: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, April 2016),  https://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/downloads/sho16007.pdf

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  4. Catherin McKee, Sarah Somers, Samantha Artiga, and Alexandra Gates, State Medicaid Eligibility Policies for Individuals Moving Into and Out of Incarceration, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, August 2016), https://www.kff.org/report-section/state-medicaid-eligibility-policies-for-individuals-moving-into-and-out-of-incarceration-issue-brief/

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  5. Unpublished data from a national survey conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 2016.

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  6. Governor Cuomo Marks National Re-Entry Week by Seeking to Expand Medical Coverage for Individuals Leaving Incarceration, (Albany, NY: New York Governor’s Office, April 2016), https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-marks-national-re-entry-week-seeking-expand-medical-coverage-individuals-leaving and, Maryland HealthChoice Section 1115 Waiver Renewal Application, (Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), https://mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/Documents/1115%20HealthChoice%20Waiver%20Final%20Draft%20V2%204.29.16.pdf

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  7. HB2701, Budget Reconciliation 2016-2017, (Arizona 2016) http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=hb2701&Session_Id=115

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  8. County partners with state, nonprofits to help inmates get care before release, Mesa Independent, March 31, 2016, http://mesaindependent.com/maricopa-county/maricopa-county-helping-inmates-get-health-care-before-release/

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  9. Danielle Kaeble, Lauren Glaze, Anastasios Tsoutis, and Todd Minton, Correctional Populations in the United States, 2014 (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, January 2016), http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpus14.pdf.

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  10. Spectrum’s Recovery Support Navigator Program Changes Lives, Spectrum Health Systems, March 2016, http://www.spectrumhealthsystems.org/2015/spectrum-s-recovery-support-navigator-program-changes-lives

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  11. Massachusetts Department of Correction Performance and Outcome Measurements, Fiscal Year 2015.

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  12. Hsiu-Ju Lin, Linda Frisman, and Coleen Gallagher, Expedited Medicaid Restoration in Connecticut, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2013.

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  13. Ibid.

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  14. Ibid.

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  15. Paul Kirby, Warren Ferguson, and Ann Lawthers, Post-Release MassHealth Utilization, Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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  16. Ibid.

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