By
Anne Swerlick
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November 23, 2020

Top 5 Reasons Why Medicaid Expansion Goes Hand in Hand With Smart Criminal Justice Reform in Florida

Top 5 Reasons Why Medicaid Expansion Goes Hand in Hand With Smart Criminal Justice Reform in Florida

Executive Summary

Growing health care costs for Floridians who are incarcerated are unsustainable. If Florida expanded Medicaid, the state could access millions of federal dollars to help fund these costs. In addition, it could provide health care coverage to thousands of uninsured justice-involved individuals, giving them access to services essential to successful reentry into their communities. Additional funds could also help support new reentry programs, which are key to connecting people to services and reducing recidivism rates. This is low-hanging fruit for Florida policymakers seeking to advance effective and fiscally responsible criminal justice reform.  

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