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Medicaid & Health Care Financing

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is focused on providing information that helps educate our members, policy makers at all levels of government, and the general public about components of Medicaid and health reform law that are important to HCH grantees, similar service providers, and individuals experiencing homelessness. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council remains committed to its strong support for a publicly financed and privately administered national health care system structured around a “single payer” financing mechanism as the most effective and efficient way to provide comprehensive, high quality, and affordable health care coverage to everybody in the United States—especially for the most vulnerable. Until this is achieved, we will work to ensure the health insurance and health center expansions made possible by the ACA are implemented in a manner that accommodate the needs of people experiencing homelessness (and those at risk).

National Health Care for the Homeless Council Publications

Council Statement on Medicaid Work Requirements and Other Restrictions | February 2018

Letter to Senate on Graham-Cassidy Bill | September 2017

NHCHC Senate Letter on Health Reform | June 2017

The Dangers of Medicaid Block Grants or Per Capita Caps and Guiding Principles for Reform | January 2017

2016 Health Reform & Homelessness Policy Statement: 16 Key Advocacy Areas for the HCH Community

Post-Election Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), #2 | March 2017

Post-Election Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), #1 | November 2016

Template one-pager for clients on health reform | February 2017

HCH Health Reform Action List

NHCHC Outreach & Enrollment Activities:  A brief list of the activities, services and resources we have compiled that describe our policy goals, trainings, and materials (with hyperlinks) | June 2016

National Health Care for the Homeless Council & Kaiser Family Foundation: Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population | November 2014


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