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Issue Alert - 04-01-07

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Jan 05, 2004

Issue Summary:

Persons in jail or prison are eligible for Medicaid (MA) inpatient services.

Persons Affected:

Incarcerated persons eligible for Medicaid

For More Information:

Center for Civil Justice320 S. Washington, 2nd Floor Saginaw, MI 48607 (989) 755-3120, (800) 724-7441 (989) 755-3558 FaxE-mail:



What's Happening?

Pursuant to federal policy, incarcerated persons are now eligible to receive medical inpatient services, regardless of the length of stay.

Finding Help

Most legal aid and legal services office handle these type of cases, and they do not charge a fee. You can locate the "free" legal services or legal aid office that serves your county on the Michigan LawHelp website ( or look in the yellow pages under "attorneys" or call the toll-free lawyer referral number, (800) 968-0738.