Thurston County Jail enrolling inmates in health insurance through Affordable Care Act

Staff writerApril 30, 2014 

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office announced that it has saved over $23,000 in medical costs since Jan. 1 by helping eligible Thurston County Jail inmates enroll in health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

Typically, the county is responsible for one half of all uninsured jail inmates' medical costs, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. But those costs have been reduced by helping enroll inmates through the Affordable Care Act, the news release states.

 

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445; jpawloski@theolympian.com

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