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Leveraging the ACA to Improve Access to Care for the Justice-involved

Leveraging the ACA to Improve Access to Care for the Justice-involved

WHEN: November 6, 2013

This webinar is designed to assist counties in understanding the opportunities to increase access to health care; especially mental health and substance use treatment, and reduce costs for justice-involved populations through health coverage enrollment. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Who is eligible to enroll, when coverage may be dropped, and when coverage becomes effective for persons in jail serving a sentence, awaiting the outcome of their charges, or on probation;
  • Expanded benefits for Specialty Mental Health and Drug Medi-Cal;
  • Who pays?
  • New federal funds for enrollment costs
  • Models for partnering and processes for increasing the likelihood of accessing these reimbursements. 

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