NAEH Brief: Can Medicaid Reform Make a Difference for Homeless Individuals?
The National Alliance to End Homelessness has released a new issue brief, "Can Medicaid Reform Make a Difference for Homeless Individuals? Key Considerations for Advocates." The brief discusses opportunities made possible by passage and implementation of health care reform, officially entitled The Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA will open Medicaid to 16 million more low-income adults beginning in 2014. In addition, new Medicaid programs could mean more resources for case management, service coordination, health homes, and other strategies to bolster housing solutions.
The brief encourages leaders on homelessness to engage strategically with mainstream health care advocates and ensure leading partners understand how state policy can promote desired housing outcomes for the most vulnerable.
Source: the National Alliance to End Homelessness