Last March, I sent a link to Tod Kelly, and told him in the email, “Essentially, it’s an argument that extending medicaid is essential to decreasing prison populations. Given how many inmates deal with substance abuse and mental health issues, it makes a lot of sense.” He wrote this post, Real prison reform can’t happen without Medicaid expansion because of the tip, and we had a very good discussion.
So I thought you might find the Salt Lake Tribune’s story, on the Utah Police saying the Medicaid expansion was necessary to help fight crime interesting. Apparently, there’s a pamphlet for that. Ann Landers would be proud.