In Oregon, it is estimated that $6.5 billion per year would be saved if prisoners in state and county jails were enrolled in state medical exchanges. Proponents of this change say “they’ll likely get treatment for mental illness, substance abuse and other conditions that lead them to a life of crime” says the Professional Insurance Agents Association. So prisoners are not required to enroll in coverage (the new mandate) but now the prisons will take advantage of what has been created…and so we shift the responsibility from one part of the government to the other.
Calls for Malls within Prison Walls…Health Insurance Marketplace Pro’s for Cons
April 4, 2014