Researchers to Study the Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Public Safety

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) recently awarded a grant to researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School to study the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) impact on recidivism and health outcomes. The project will examine innovative programs focused on providing formerly incarcerated individuals with access to medical, behavioral health, and social services under the ACA. The research will also include an in-depth study of the unique partnership in Illinois between the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, and TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) to sign up individuals at Cook County Jail intake for Medicaid coverage.

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