S.F., Merced Work To Enroll Inmates in Health Coverage
A new San Francisco law allows staff members at the city's Sheriff's Office to help inmates enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act before being released from jail. Meanwhile, a similar prerelease program in Merced County aims to reduce recidivism rates by helping inmates obtain insurance coverage for mental illnesses and other health problems.
- "Obamacare in Jail: How San Francisco Policy Helps Inmates" (Dembosky, "State of Health," KQED, 4/30).
- "Merced County Helps Inmates Get Insured Before Release" (Ibarra, Merced Sun-Star, 4/28).