New Obamacare Rule Gives People On Parole And Probation Medicaid
The updated guideline also extends coverage to people living in halfway houses.By Stephanie Liebergen | April 28, 2016
The Obama administration announced a new guideline for Medicaid that will extend health coverage to nearly 100,000 Americans.
The new rule clarifies that people who are on probation, on parole or in home confinement are not considered inmates and are therefore eligible for health insurance through Obamacare. It also offers coverage to people living in halfway houses.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, states can offer Medicaid to people with household incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level.