Housing & Medicaid

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Have you heard of “food insecurity” or “housing insecurity”?  It reminds us that there are many citizens living in Lake County and the State of Ohio having trouble getting “3 squares a day” and a “roof over their head”.  It also supports what we have been saying – that increasing real estate taxes will start causing increased housing insecurity for our seniors.

The Center for Community Solutions studied the impact of housing insecurity and the rising costs of Medicaid.   They contend that if we solve the housing insecurity issue it will lower the Medicaid costs.

“Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans spend more than half of their income on housing. With housing being a key social determinant of health, and a cost driver in health costs, what is the role that Medicaid can play?”

Here is their article on this issue:
http://www.communitysolutions.com/medicaid

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