Contact Your Members of Congress to Include the Medicaid Reentry Act (H.R. 1329) in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package
Please urge your Members of Congress to support the inclusion of the Medicaid Reentry Act in the next COVID-19 relief package. This bipartisan legislation would provide Medicaid coverage to support incarcerated individuals during the 30 days prior to their release. This coverage will ensure people have access to physical, mental health, and substance use disorder care as they prepare for reentry after incarceration.
It is estimated that over 100,000 individuals in prisons and jails across the United States have become infected with COVID-19. Currently, all of the country’s fourteen largest known clusters of COVID-19 cases are correctional facilities. While thousands of people cycle in and out of jails across the nation, legislation such as the Medicaid Reentry Act is critical to provide access to health care services. Allowing Medicaid coverage just prior to release would lead to a reduction in the use of emergency departments, hospitalizations, and other medical expenses connected to health care needs upon reentry.
Take action today! Contact your Members to support the inclusion of the Medicaid Reentry Act in the next COVID-19 relief package.