Report | Corrections spending | Medical care | November 2010
By the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency
This paper examines whether Michigan’s spending on correctional health care indicates a failure to manage costs. It has been written with three principal goals in mind. First, the authors seek to determine whether Michigan’s correctional health care costs are part of a larger national trend or an outlier. Second, the authors seek to identify the cause or causes of rising expenditures for correctional health care costs in the State. Finally, this paper is intended to provide an overview of best practices being used nationwide to provide correctional health care at a sustainable cost.