More than 2 million adults are incarcerated in American jails and prisons on any given day, and 4.7 million are on probation or parole. Many of them have a chronic health condition, mental health problem, or substance dependence. The Affordable Care Act offers opportunities to improve the quality of and access to health care for individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
We’ll talk about these opportunities in our next episode of the Advocacy Exchange, our monthly live video conversation with advocates advancing change. Join Jennie Sutcliffe of the Shriver Center,Sarah Somers of the National Health Law Program, and Katy Welter of Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice as we discuss the intersection of the Affordable Care Act and the criminal justice system, including eligibility for health insurance programs, points in the justice system to assess health care options, and advocacy opportunities.
Wednesday, September 14
1:00 to 1:30 Eastern / 10:00 to 10:30 Pacific