Category: Homeless

For 2020, California Goes Big On Health Care

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California is known for progressive everything, including its health care policies, and, just a few weeks into 2020, state leaders aren’t disappointing. The politicians’ health care bills and budget initiatives are heavy on ideas and dollars — and on opposition from powerful industries. They put California, once again, at the forefront. The proposals would lower ….  Read More

Reduce Health Costs By Nurturing The Sickest? A Much-Touted Idea Disappoints

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Improving health and lowering costs for the sickest and most expensive patients in America is a dream harder to realize than many health care leaders had hoped, according to a study published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers tested whether pairing frequently hospitalized patients in Camden, New Jersey, with nurses and social ….  Read More

An Atlanta Nonprofit Brings Medical Care And Connection To The Homeless

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Herman Ware got his seasonal flu shot while sitting at a small, wobbly table inside a mobile health clinic. The clinic-on-wheels is a large converted van, and on this day it was parked on a trash-strewn, dead-end street in downtown Atlanta where homeless residents congregate. The van and Ware’s flu shot are part of a ….  Read More