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Cash-strapped counties in six states are enrolling inmates in Obamacare health insurance plans as a way to shift costs to the federal government – a tactic that’s legal but frustrating for some Republicans who don’t want to see the success levels of President Obama’s signature law inflated artificially.

In many cases jails are registering inmates so they’ll be better equipped to access addiction counseling and psychiatric care after their release, lowering the likelihood that they’ll return for more time behind bars.

The Affordable Care Act prohibits the enrollment of full-time prisoners serving sentences, but many prisoners awaiting trial in prison jumpsuits are being enrolled purely to save county governments money – and shift costs to the feds – when they lengthy hospital stays are required.

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