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Suspend or Terminate Medicaid Upon Incarceration?

A new report by OPEN MINDSState Policy On Medicaid Benefits For State Prison Inmates: A State-By-State Review, found that 42 states (82%) suspend, rather than terminate, Medicaid benefits for incarcerated populations as of 2019. This is up 19 percentage points from 2014, when just 12 states (23%) suspended Medicaid benefits for this population.

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