Homeless persons also suffer from multiple health problems at a much higher rate than the general population due to increased exposure to the elements, disease, violence, unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, stress, and addictive substances. Many homeless people who are ill and need treatment do not receive adequate medical care. Without health care insurance, many homeless people simply cannot pay for health services. Federally funded Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) projects provide primary care without regard to one’s ability to pay, but these health centers reach less than a million out of the 3 -4 million homeless individuals annually who desperately need care. The expansion of Medicaid will improve state budgets and lower health costs with savings on uncompensated care and reduced spending on hospitalization and criminal justice for individuals with severe behavioral health needs.
As a result, connecting people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness with job training and placement programs is critical to ensure they have the tools they need for long-term stability and success.
HOMELESS PERSONS ALSO SUFFER FROM MULTIPLE HEALTH PROBLEMS AT A MUCH HIGHER RATE THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION DUE TO INCREASED EXPOSURE TO THE ELEMENTS, DISEASE, VIOLENCE, UNSANITARY CONDITIONS, MALNUTRITION, STRESS, AND ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES.
The streets are a rough place to be, where homelessness can affect anyone in these ways. Without the help to get back on their feet, homeless persons will continue down this path, getting worse and worse as time goes by. Giving medical help or temporary homes sound like a great idea but can cost too much and are only a temporary solution. Our organization helps in a different way.
The American workforce is what determines the growth and decline of the national U.S. economy. As the United States is known as a wealthy and industrial nation, all of its citizens and people should be accounted for at the highest level. While also, homelessness is not only concentrated in just one area or vicinity but rather more diverse and spread across the nation.