A Closer Look

A monthly in-depth look at issues affecting people experiencing homelessness and the broader Health Care for the Homeless community

A Closer Look

 

Medicaid and Medical Respite

Two New Briefs Show Medical Respite Moving into Mainstream Medicaid

By Barbara DiPietro, PhD, Senior Director of Policy I’m excited to share two new issue briefs that focus on the role of Medicaid in paying for medical respite care. Our first brief — Status of State-Level Medicaid Benefits for Medical Respite Care — provides a current snapshot of the state-level Medicaid activity related to medical respite care. The […]

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The Power of Love — The HCH Community’s Greatest Advocacy Tool

By Barbara DiPietro, PhD, Senior Director of Policy “If all public policy was created in the spirit of love, we would not have to worry about unemployment, homelessness, schools failing to teach children, or addiction.” — bell hooks, All About Love (2021) Especially challenging times are upon us. Next year will be a difficult one

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Three Kinds of Murder…

By Barbara DiPietro, PhD, Senior Director of Policy I can’t stop thinking about Jordan Neely—who was killed by another rider on a New York City subway car in the middle of the day on May 1 in full view of others. One witness joined in the killing, while others stood by and filmed it. No

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