LA County’s Largest MediCal Health Plan To Donate $20M Toward Homelessness Crisis
"The research is showing that if people don't have basic needs like food and shelter, their health-care expenses are going to be higher because you can't really get them into a routine of health prevention or consistent treatments of conditions they might have," said L.A. Care CEO John Baackes.
Insurance Provider Wades Into LA's Homelessness Problem
As part of a growing movement that looks at stable housing as a health issue, a local insurance provider is wading into Los Angeles' efforts to end homelessness. L.A. Care, the county's largest MediCal health plan, announced Thursday it will donate $20 million over the next five years to a program that houses homeless people who have medical issues. (Palta, 4/13)