People with a criminal justice history could constitute up to 30% of people in the Medicaid expansion population, according to an estimate based on federal data. Up to seven million ex-offenders and individuals on parole or probation could potentially qualify for Medicaid as part of the expansion population of uninsured, low-income childless adults age 18 to 64. In the states that are implementing the expansion option, almost all inmates in states that expand Medicaid could be eligible upon release to the community. Up to four million in this criminal justice-involved population could potentially enroll in Medicaid . . .
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