News Headlines Article

Merced County helps inmates get insured before release
Sacramento Bee

Merced County is making some progress in helping inmates get health coverage upon their release so they can continue to receive treatment for mental illness and other problems that often land them back behind bars.

As of last week, the Human Services Agency had received 181 applications from inmates seeking Medi-Cal coverage. Of these, 155 have been approved, five were denied and 21 applications are pending. The application process began Jan. 21.