Center for Health Policy

How Medicaid Expansion Can Lower Prison Costs, Recidivism

“Expansion states are taking advantage of the chance to cover outside hospitalizations that cost their states millions, as well as the opportunity to enroll parolees in Medicaid. Studies show health care keeps them from returning to prison…Reports from state health agencies that found Medicaid expansion would save hundreds of millions over a decade from inpatient care in outside health facilities.”

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