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Medicaid is paying for housing, food in more states



Several state officials told The Health 202 that one of their greatest hurdles to getting these pilot programs off the ground is coordinating the new benefits with existing social services that might not be used to working with Medicaid, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.

  • “This isn’t about substituting one for the other,” said Suzanne Wikle, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy. “It’s really thinking about how we are using all of our resources collectively to best support people who aren’t able to meet their basic needs or are in a health crisis.”

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