Health Coverage for People in the Justice System: The Potential Impact of Obamacare

Date
2014-09
Authors
Slate, Risdon N.
Usher, Laura
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Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Abstract
Individuals and families with incomes between 133 and 400 percent of FPL will be eligible for financial assistance to help them purchase private health insurance coverage through health exchanges recently established in every state (Cardwell & Gilmore, 2012).2 For example, based on the year 2013 figures, the 133 percent FPL for an individual was set at $15,281.70 and at $31,321.50 for a family of four (Poverty Guidelines, 2013). Expansion of Medicaid Could Provide Significant Benefit to the Criminal Justice System The expansion of Medicaid is significant for the criminal justice system because an estimated 90 percent of persons entering jails in America today do not have any health insurance, with health care costs primarily incurred by states and counties (Hamblin & Heiss, 2013).
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Keywords
Health insurance, Health insurance—United States, Medically uninsured persons
Citation
Slate, R. N., & Usher, L. (2014). Health Coverage for People in the Justice System: The Potential Impact of Obamacare. Federal Probation, 78(2), 19–23.
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