NY budget seeks Medicaid for 'high needs' inmates starting 30 days before release

March 30, 2016

The budget negotiated by New York's legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo would authorize Medicaid coverage for "high needs" state prison and local jail inmates starting 30 days before their release. Assembly sponsors pushed the plan, saying it would ensure the inmates can get prescription medications and services to keep them from relapsing and returning. The legislation authorizes seeking federal approval for the Medicaid change. New York expanded discharge planning last year for inmates getting mental health treatment.
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