MIEP Call to Action: Advancing Legislation the Addresses the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy
Friday, September 30, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP), which denies or revokes federal health and other benefits, is a violation of the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fifth and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, respectively. This policy also places undue financial and administrative burdens on local jails and produces unfavorable health outcomes for individuals and communities. By contrast, the uninterrupted provision of health care helps our residents break the cycle of recidivism exacerbated by untreated physical and mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Join the NACo and the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Disability Directors (NACHBDD), for a discussion on the outlook for bipartisan action to address the MIEP for the remainder of the 117th Congress. The webinar will feature an update on legislative developments from key congressional staff and an overview what counties can do now to ensure the passage of this important policy.
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