Published in Health and Medicine Week, July 26th, 2004
The change is part of legislation passed this year as a way to cut costs at the state Department of Corrections. More than 100 corrections officers were laid off as a way to save more than $3 million.
The change means counties will be picking up more of the costs of medical care of state inmates.
However, some sheriffs have said they are having problems finding doctors willing to treat inmates at the Medicaid reimbursement rate....
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