The Role of Medicaid and Impact of the Medicaid Expansion for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Issue Brief
  1. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Obama Administration Announces Nearly 50 Percent Decline in Veteran Homelessness [Website], August 1, 2016, Accessed August 24, 2017, https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-117.

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  2. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs, Veteran Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, (Washington, DC: HUD and VA, 2010), https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/2009AHARveteransReport.pdf.

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  3. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 2: Estimates of Homelessness in the United States, (Washington, DC: HUD, October 2016), https://www.hudexchange.info/onecpd/assets/File/2015-AHAR-Part-2.pdf.

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  4. Ibid.

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  5. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Obama Administration Announces Nearly 50 Percent Decline in Veteran Homelessness [Website], August 1, 2016, Accessed August 24, 2017, https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2016/HUDNo_16-117.

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  6. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Programs for Homeless Veterans, (Washington, DC: VA, January 2017), https://va.gov/homeless/Homeless_Programs_General_Fact_Sheet_JAN_2017.pdf.

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  7. Jack Tsai and Robert A Rosenheck, “Risk Factors for Homelessness Among US Veterans,” U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, public Access Author Manuscript, Epidemiological Review 37, (2015):177-195, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4521393/pdf/nihms-709743.pdf.

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  8. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 2: Estimates of Homelessness in the United States, (Washington, DC: HUD, October 2016), https://www.hudexchange.info/onecpd/assets/File/2015-AHAR-Part-2.pdf.

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  9. Ibid.

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  10. Fargo J, Metraux S, Byrne T, Munley E, Montgomery AE, Jones H, et al. “Prevalence and risk of homelessness among US veterans,” Prev Chronic Dis 2012;9:110112.

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  11. Thomas P O’Toole, Erin E Johnson, Matthew L Borgia, and Jennifer Rose, “Tailoring Outreach Efforts to Increase Primary Care Use Among Homeless Veterans: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial,” Journal of General Internal Medicine 30, 7 (July 2015):866-898.

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  12. Sidath Viranga Panangala, Health Care for Veterans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, (Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, April 2016), https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42747.pdf.

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  13. Michael Dworsky, Carrie M Farmer, and Mimi Shen, Veterans’ Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act and Implications of Repeal for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Prepared for the RWJ Foundation and the NY State Health Foundation, (Santa Monica, California: RAND Corporation, September 2017), http://nyshealthfoundation.org/uploads/resources/veterans-health-insurance-coverage-under-the-affordable-care-act.pdf.

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  14. Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicaid’s Role in Covering Veterans, (Washington, DC: KFF, June 2017), http://www.kff.org/infographic/medicaids-role-in-covering-veterans/.

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  15. Jennifer Haley, Genevieve Kenney, and Jason Gates, Veterans Saw Broad Coverage Gains Between 2013 and 2015, Prepared with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, (Washington, DC: Urban Institute, April 2017), https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/89756/2001230-veterans-saw-broad-coverage-gains-between-2013-and-2015.pdf.

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  16. Larisa Antonisse, Rachel Garfield, Robin Rudowitz, and Samantha Artiga, The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, February 2017), http://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/the-effects-of-medicaid-expansion-under-the-aca-updated-findings-from-a-literature-review/.

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  17. Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicaid’s Role in Covering Veterans, (Washington, DC: KFF, June 2017), http://www.kff.org/infographic/medicaids-role-in-covering-veterans/.

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