Health care coverage for the homeless | Physicians for a National Health Program

http://www.pnhp.org/news/2013/september/health-care-coverage-for-the-homeless

“The Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will likely increase coverage options and provide broader access to care for many chronically homeless adults who are uninsured or rely solely on state or local assistance programs. Moreover, states that expand Medicaid may experience offsetting cost savings, as chronically homeless adults who previously relied on state and local assistance transition to Medicaid. Conversely, in states that do not expand Medicaid coverage, poor uninsured adults will not gain a new coverage option, and many will likely remain uninsured and continue to face barriers to accessing needed care.”

Physicians for a National Health Program, started in 1987, is a non-profit research and education organization of 18,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance.

Is there a comparable nursing organization?

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