Scarlet Neath
Communications Department



May 17 2016
The New York State Department of Health recently asked the federal government for a waiver to let the state expand Medicaid coverage to cover people about to leave prison or jail. This article about the proposal and its potential impact quotes a statement by Vera President Nicholas Turner that supports the proposal. 

QUOTE: “It will provide essential funding for improving the health of people leaving correctional facilities and ensuring that they receive the care and services that they need when they return to their communities. If approved, New York’s leadership will be viewed as a historical policy change for advancing health equity.”