Substantial Gaps in Affordable Care Act Ex-Inmate Coverage

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Insurance expansion during early Affordable Care Act implementation boosted coverage for ex-prisoners but still left substantial gaps among a population with high rates of mental illness and chronic diseases such as hepatitis and diabetes, reports Kaiser Health News. As expected, the health law’s 2014 expansion of Medicaid coverage for the poor was linked to higher insurance rates among those on parole . . .

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