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Medicaid Reentry Act of 2021

The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 37% of individuals who experience incarceration in federal prisons have a history of mental health problems and The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 65% have an active Substance Use Disorder. Without healthcare coverage, many of these individuals may struggle to access mental health and substance use treatments upon community reentry. The Medicaid Reentry Act is a bipartisan bill that, if passed, would provide Medicaid coverage to individuals who are incarcerated 30 days prior to their community reentry, allowing access to uninterrupted health coverage helping with access to these critical services

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