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Getting healthcare coverage for homeless may be a challenge
Modern Healthcare

The benefits of expanding Medicaid coverage to homeless and chronically ill adults under healthcare reform may seem obvious.

But enrolling this population and providing them with healthcare services will not be easily achieved, a survey published in Health Affairs shows. The survey, which included more than 700 homeless adults enrolled in a housing and healthcare effort between 2004 and 2009, found adults reported “serious physical and mental health conditions, suggesting that chronically homeless adults have a wide variety of health needs that require a broad range of health services.”