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Minor activist 06-13-2018 12:36 PM

Co-pays are getting attention
Co-pays are criticized by many, recommended against by the accreditation authority, and the Illinois legislature has voted to abolish them.


With prisoners living in close quarters, any policy that deters people from going to the doctor also increases the risk of contagion. In 2003, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified inmate co-pays as one of the factors contributing to an outbreak of the super-bug MRSA among prisoners in Georgia, California and Texas. The National Commission on Correctional Health Care, which accredits prison and jail health care programs, cited this outbreak as one of the reasons it*opposes*fee-for-service or co-pay programs behind bars.

Fridyrr.Likn 06-13-2018 01:16 PM

Good for Illinois....I don't think it'll stop MRSA or anything else. But it's nice that inmates can visit medical without a fee I suppose.

Now...if only they'd do something about medical for everyone out here working their butts off and not being able to afford the ridiculously inflated insurance costs now.

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