Utsha G. Khatri, MD and Tyler N.A. Winkelman, MD, MSc

Medicaid Expansion Increased Use of Medications for Opioid Use Among Individuals with Criminal Justice Involvement

Apr. 5, 2021

Individuals involved in the criminal justice system have high rates of opioid use disorder (OUD), but frequently have limited options for treatment. The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion gave states the opportunity to increase coverage for individuals with criminal justice involvement, but whether that translated into increased access to OUD treatment in this population is an open question.