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How does the Affordable Care Act impact offenders and agencies? (April 2015)

Tom Reid
posted this on March 4, 2013, 7:36 AM

ACA Mapping Initiative Resource Guide

National Institute of Corrections Information Center (NICIC), updated 2015


Affordable Care Act Resource Guide 

National Institute of Corrections Information Center, (NICIC), updated 2015


Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform from a 50 State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

Smith, Vernon K., Gifford, Kathleen, Eileen Ellis, Robin Rudowitz, and Laura Snyder, National Association of Counties (NACo), 2014



Health Coverage and County Jails: Suspension vs. Termination

National Association of Counties (NaCo), 2014



Environmental Scan 2013

National Institute of Corrections Information Center (NICIC), 2014

"Sections of this report are: ... Affordable Care Act (ACA)." 027874


Mapping the Criminal Justice System to Connect Justice-Involved Individuals with Treatment and Health Care under the Affordable Care Act

Joplin, Lore, National Institute of Corrections (NIC), 2014

"This guide is for states and local jurisdictions interested in using system mapping to maximize opportunities for criminal justice and health care system integration and efficiency through the ACA." 028222


Health Reform and Public Safety: New Opportunities, Better Outcomes [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

National Institute of Corrections (NIC), 2014

"Presented on June 18, 2014, this program informed and increased awareness around this historic healthcare expansion opportunity. The broadcast highlighted promising practices by providing resources and strategies to expand healthcare coverage to justice-involved individuals." 028236


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Pretrial System: A "Front Door" to Health and Safety

National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA), 2014

"This publication provides a general idea of what the ACA (Affordable Care Act) entails and explains how it can be used with pretrial detainees." 028258


Resources on the Impact of the Affordable Care Act [ACA] on the Criminal Justice System [Website]

National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), 2014

"Resources are organized into four areas: general sources; criminal justice sources; webinars and presentations; and state by state information on ACA implementation." 028392


County Jails and the Affordable Care Act: Enrolling Eligible Individuals in Health Coverage 

Cardwell, Anita, and Maeghan Gilmore, Community Services Division, National Association of Counties (NACo), Public Welfare Foundation, 2012





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Van Knowles
This is the first I have seen anyone say that expanded eligibility under ACA does not apply to inmates sentenced prior to Jan. 1, 2014. Do you have any documentation to support that?
February 4, 2015, 8:13 AM
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Susan Powell
NIC Information Center

Per the above comment, there was not an intention to imply different eligibility for inmates sentenced prior to Jan. 1 2014.  The wording has been updated.

February 5, 2015, 7:51 AM