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Obamacare in Jail: How San Francisco Policy Helps Inmates
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The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is implementing a new city law allowing its staff to enroll inmates into health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi believes that making sure people have health coverage when they’re released will help prevent them from committing another crime and coming back. “I believe that will go a long way to helping us improve public safety by using a public health strategy,” he said.