In the 27 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility to low-income, uninsured childless adults (as of January 1, 2014,), a majority of jail and prison inmates who receive off-site medical services are likely to meet eligibility requirements. Estimates of the percentage of inmates receiving off-site medical care who are eligible for Medicaid in three expansion states range from 72% in California, 80% in New York, and 90% in Colorado. By comparison, North Carolina, one of the 24 non-expansion states as of January 2014, estimated that about two percent of inmates receiving off-site medical care are likely . . .
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