Health Coverage and County Jails: Suspension vs. Termination

Screenshot 2015-05-08 11.39.27This brief from the National Association of Counties provides an overview of the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on county jail systems across the country, particularly with the suspension and termination of Medicaid coverage. The brief explains the difference suspension and termination of Medicaid coverage for people who enter jail, why access to Medicaid after release is important for counties, how access to treatment positively impacts public safety, and more. It also highlights how Maricopa County, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; and jurisdictions in California and Oregon are addressing these issues.

To view the brief, click here.