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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As the Biden administration begins to implement its criminal justice reform goals, experts say that access to timely and accurate data will be essential for the success or failure of the administrat

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Jail costs rose even as crime and admissions to jail fell. As of the end of 2017: A 20% decrease in crime and a 19% drop in jail admissions since 2007 had not led to reduced jail spending. The portion