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Incarceration Effects on Medicaid Status

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This dataset examines statutes and regulations regarding the effect of incarceration on the state Medicaid enrollment status of Medicaid eligible people. This dataset includes questions on jurisdictions terminating Medicaid upon incarceration, suspending Medicaid upon incarceration, and how long Medicaid can be suspended. As this dataset only considers statutes and regulations, policies of correction departments and individual correctional facilities are not reflected here.

This dataset is cross-sectional, capturing currently effective law valid through August 1, 2019.

NOTE: This dataset represents preliminary findings; we plan to further develop this dataset in the coming months. In the meantime, please be sure to consult additional sources during your research. Check back for the final results.

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