HPM Seminar Series
Tyler Winkelman, MD, MSc
Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute
Departments of Medicine & Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
Scores of inmates leave Minnesota’s prisons every year, and many of them have costly chronic diseases such as diabetes and hepatitis, or mental illness and drug addictions — conditions that can undercut their re-entry into society. But it’s unclear how many actually have health coverage on their release, and advocates say the state could do more — especially now that most prisoners are eligible for Medicaid under an expansion created by the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
For those with a substance use disorder, the risk of death from an overdose in the two weeks after leaving prison is 10 times higher than in the general population. Hear Dr. Winkelman speak about the need for health insurance to help them get the treatment that they need.
Light refreshments served. Everyone is invited to attend this seminar.
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