Housing and Medicaid

Loren C. Anthes, MBA
Public Policy Fellow, Medicaid Policy Center

September 18, 2017

This Issue Brief looks at the intersection of Medicaid and housing, how some states are addressing the issue of housing insecurity through Medicaid, and what the policy opportunities for innovation may be.

Key Takeaways 

  • The cost of health care is significantly impacted by non-clinical issues, including access to affordable, safe housing.
  • Ohio has significant rates of housing insecurity and is one of the nation’s poorest performers in terms of housing equity.
  • Medicaid can and has played a role in connecting the chronically homeless and housing insecure to services that improve the economic well-being and health of Medicaid enrollees.
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