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Take Care Health Matters Consumer Guide

More people can now get Medicaid in Colorado! This includes people who are or were involved in the criminal justice system. This means more people can go see a doctor, dentist, or therapist. This guide has information to help you get the medical, dental and treatment services you need.

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They’re Out of Prison. Can they Stay Out of the Hospital?

New York Times

The Transitions Clinic Network seeks to improve access to healthcare services for justice involved people transitioning out of prison. One study showed  that Transition Clinic patients’ use of emergency rooms was 50% lower than that of a control group.

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Case Management for Justice-Involved Populations: Colorado

Urban Institute

This brief describes efforts that Colorado is making to connect individuals returning from prison or jail to Medicaid-funded case management and care coordination in the community, including challenges Colorado has faced implementing the policy.

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I was able to go to the hospital for abscesses without needing to worry about cost. Medicaid has literally saved my life multiple times!

DerekMedicaid Consumer

It’s been good so far. Pays for my methadone and I got a primary care provider.

WalterMedicaid Consumer

It means the world to me and love it and have less stress to deal with. It’s always a good thing to be able to go and get help without worries of money

SheilaMedicaid Consumer

Obamacare has allowed me to go the methadone clinic for free which before being a student, I was without health insurance for a year. So for my generation in my income level it has been great!

CallaMedicaid Consumer

Quick Fact

Over 120,000 individuals are currently involved in the criminal justice system in Colorado. It is estimated 70% of them will be eligible for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program).