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Legal Aid report: Eliminating Barriers to Healthy Reentry for Ohioans

Posted June 30, 2022
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Legal Aid attorneys noticed a string of cases where clients were effectively barred from accessing health insurance because of Medicare late enrollment penalties incurred during incarceration. Through The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's Reentry Committee (an internal team from Legal Aid's 5-county service area), additional research was done and more barriers to healthcare after incarceration were identified.  That work led to a more targeted Health Equity for Reentering Ohioans (HERO) Project to investigate the impacts of these issues on the reentry community.

Legal Aid is proud to release this report - the results of a yearlong effort of research and stakeholder meetings.  The report was funded, in part, by an Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Racial Justice grant.

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