Kaiser/NHCHC Release Brief on Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population
The Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) recently released a brief examining the early impacts of the Medicaid expansion on individuals experiencing homelessness. This brief provides an early look at the impact of the expansion for homeless providers and the patients they serve, building on an earlier brief examining the potential role of Medicaid expansion for this population. It is based on focus groups conducted with administrators, providers, and enrollment workers at four sites serving homeless individuals in states that have expanded Medicaid (Albuquerque, NM; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; and Portland, OR) and one site in a state that has not expanded (Jacksonville, FL), as well as administrative data collected from the sites.
A webinar is also being held on the brief on Monday, December 15 at 1 p.m. ET