On October 16, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that it would no longer terminate Medicaid coverage for incarcerated individuals starting October 24, 2020. Instead, the state will suspend health care benefits. The new policy will enable Medicaid-eligible individuals leaving jail or prison to have coverage immediately upon release. DHS and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) have been working with income maintenance agencies and community partners to make the policy change. Previously, Medicaid members who became incarcerated had their health . . .
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