Skip to comments.Arizona Reacts to Prisoners' Class Action
Posted on 02/02/2013 11:30:40 AM PST by redreno
PHOENIX (CN) - The Arizona Department of Corrections said it will replace its for-profit prison health care company with another profit-seeking firm, after a federal class action that claimed the state provides "grossly inadequate" medical care to prisoners. Corizon Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn., "will be responsible for the provision of health care to inmates at the Arizona Department of Corrections' ('ADC') state-run facilities" beginning March 4, according to a filing in the pending court case. Corizon will replace Pittsburgh-based Wexford Health Sources. The ACLU, which filed the class action nearly a year ago, was not impressed.
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I bet they still get better treatment than our soldiers and Veterans.
By the new Obamacare law, won’t they all be covered by their Obamacare?
Why would prisoners be exempt or excluded from participating in the national health insurance program? They are still citizens. According to Democratic Party philosophy, they are merely “legally challenged individuals”
And if they are under 26, they would be covered by their parent’s policy, right?
Shouldn’t the ACLU protect their right to obtain healthcare of their choice, including doctors and hospitals outside the prison system. As a matter of practice, most prison systems do not have facilities for serious illnesses and injuries and take prisoners to outside hospitals where they are treated in special prisoner wings.