CSH President Deb De Santis recently blogged about how Health Care reform can help end chronic homelessness. She gives three examples of ways that Health Reform can help end chronic homelessness.
According to De Santis, it:
Provides states options (not expensive mandates) to expand coordinated health services that will ultimately save money and improve health outcomes;
Brings insurance coverage to all homeless populations and opens up the opportunity to develop services benefit packages that meets their complex needs over time; and
Offers incentives for hospitals to discharge patients into housing, reducing the cost of ongoing expensive hospital services.
How could Health Reform positively impact our collective efforts in New Jersey to better serve the homeless population that are high frequency users of expensive emergency health services and often chronically homeless? And how could it impact our efforts to move them into permanent housing?
Click here to read De Santis’ post on The Huffington Post.