Affordable Care Act: Skid Row Homeless Still Gets Health Care


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JWCH Institute Lead Community Outreach Worker Christopher Mack observes that regardless of the many homeless living in Skid Row will qualify for health insurance by the end of the year under requirements of the Affordable Care Act, finding a place to live, not health care, is these people's top priority.

It's difficult to provide health coverage to the most impoverished and vulnerable, even those who qualify for free or subsidized plans. Some of them say that simply trying to survive or find a roof over their heads takes first rank over caring for their own health.

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Federal Programs Related to - Health Care, General/Other

Programs which help people achieve and maintain physical well-being through prevention, screening, evaluation and treatment and the provision of family planning, maternity and other services that relate to human reproduction.

Federal Programs Related to - Health Insurance

Programs that issue insurance policies which indemnify or reimburse holders for all or a portion of the cost of hospital or medical care or lost income arising from an illness or injury. Dental Insurance Programs; HMO Programs; Health Insurance Premiums Assistance; Health Maintenance Organization Programs; Preferred Provider Organization Programs; Medical Insurance; PPOs

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