Category: Health

Health Care, Medicaid, and Homelessness – What’s happening?

After several weeks of crisis mode in Congress around preserving Medicaid expansion, it’s time for a deep breath and a recap of what’s happened so far and what’s likely to happen next. The process has changed and slowed, the immediate worst-case scenario has been prevented, but many threats remain. Where do things stand? Congressional leaders’ […]

Why Block Granting and other changes to Medicaid will cut out people in need

written by Jayme Day The Trump Administration, along with a majority Republican House and Senate, is already working to change the Affordable Care Act (ACA). One potential change we’ve heard lots about is shifting Medicaid from an entitlement program to a block grant. While block granting is touted as a way to give states more […]

Medicaid Monday: Making your pitch

Happy Medicaid Monday! This is the fifth and final blog post focusing on Medicaid and what you need to know to maximize the benefits of this mainstream resource for people experiencing homelessness. Check out our previous posts: Getting started What you should know Data is key Gather your allies Check out our new resource on […]

Medicaid Monday: Gather your allies, you’ll need them

Happy Medicaid Monday! This is the fourth of five blog posts each focusing on Medicaid and what you need to know to maximize the benefits of this mainstream resource for people experiencing homelessness. Check out our previous posts on Getting Started and What You Should Know and Data is Key. Gather your Allies Why do […]

Medicaid Monday: Data is key!

Why do I need to share data to make my case? Healthcare payers need to see how cost savings through supportive services will directly impact their budgets. They also want to see what impact the programs they will be working with will have before getting involved. To demonstrate these savings and outcomes you will need to share data showing how people are crossing over between emergency and health care systems, and what changes for people once they are in housing.

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