Brief Connecting Justice-Involved Individuals with Health Homes at Reentry: New York and Rhode Island
Brenda C. Spillman, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Kamala Mallik-Kane, Emily Hayes
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Many states have expanded Medicaid eligibility to reach a wider array of vulnerable and historically uninsured populations. While Medicaid cannot pay for medical services provided in prisons or jails, people who are arrested and incarcerated can enroll in Medicaid and become eligible for benefits in the community. Given the high prevalence of mental health issues, substance abuse, and chronic health conditions among criminal justice populations, providing health care services to them could improve public health and public safety outcomes. This brief highlights initiatives in New York and Rhode Island that use the Medicaid health home model to improve continuity of care for justice-involved individuals.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Health and health care
Tags Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Corrections Community-based care Substance use Opioid crisis Reentry
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center Health Policy Center