Health insurance for inmates aims to reduce crime

Health officials in San Francisco are betting that inmates with health insurance will be less likely to re-offend upon release, the San Francisco Examiner reported. The idea is that former inmates with insurance will be more likely to access addiction treatment, which would, in turn, curtail criminal incidents. The County Jail will enroll newly jailed inmates in healthcare insurance sometime this year, as about  90 percent of the inmates are now eligible for Affordable Care Act coverage. Article

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