Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult or impossible to obtain.
On February 21, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will host a webinar to discuss the new “Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model” from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center.
This webinar, facilitated by the National Conference of State Legislatures, will address policy options for states to consider to reduce health care costs for older and sicker inmates. State spending on health care for prisoners increased in 41 states between 2007 and 2011, with a median growth of 13 percent. Although there has been a slight downturn in spending since the 2009 peak of $8.2 billion, a majority of states are working to address and reduce prison health care costs.