Individuals who lack access to permanent, affordable housing often struggle with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, physical and mental disabilities, and other chronic conditions. Given the increasing focus on social determinants of health, policymakers are recognizing that stable housing is critical to improving health outcomes and reducing health care spending.
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Ensuring Stable Housing for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees with Long-Term Care Needs
The link between housing and health is clear. Stable, supportive housing improves physical and behavioral health, and reduces readmissions and inpatient costs for vulnerable populations. This is particularly true for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. This group includes low-income, older adults as well as younger people with serious behavioral health conditions, physical disabilities,… Read more »
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