State Strategies to Enroll Justice-Involved Individuals in Health Coverage

A recent piece from NPR, Signed Out of Prison But Not Signed Up for Health Insurance, examines the challenges that many formerly incarcerated individuals face in maintaining health coverage once released. Last year NASHP developed a toolkit based on interviews with state officials that highlights the efforts of selected states to enroll justice-involved individuals in Medicaid. The toolkit is designed to provide state officials with actionable information about policies and practices available to connect justice- involved individuals to health care coverage.

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State Refor(u)m is an online network for health reform implementation. It is an initiative of the National Academy for State Health Policy, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The site connects state health officials looking for information and assistance with their peers and other experts who have relevant resources and experiences to share.