By Monica E. Oss Yesterday I took a look at the implications of expanded health insurance coverage for the “justice-involved” population (see A New Opportunity To Serve Justice-Involved Consumers) – and the challenges and opportunities of this population having uniform coverage for the first time. But the added complexity is keeping these consumers in the community. Currently, 25% of inmates with a mental health problem had three or more prior incarcerations – compared to 5% of inmates without a mental health problem (see Mental Health Problems Of Prison And Jail Inmates). And, some studies show that 48% of inmates with mental illness are hospitalized…
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