CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The Champaign Urbana Public Health District is working to target a number of different types of people to try to get them to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
They included younger employees of small businesses, people with pre-existing conditions and others.
Julie Pryde works for the agency. And she says she was surprised by how little access one group had to health care. That was people who'd been in prison.
Pryde says she visited a local halfway house and found middle-aged men who had never had access to health care other than when they were in prison.
She noted that many of those behind bars have mental health problems that often go untreated once they're out of prison.
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