‘Gimme Shelter’: Why it is so onerous for homeless individuals to get healthcare

Many homeless Californians have important continual well being issues. However comparatively few obtain the healthcare they want.

The newest estimate of California’s homeless inhabitants tops 173,000, however lower than one-third who’re enrolled within the state’s healthcare program for low-income residents have ever seen a major care physician.

On this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Disaster Podcast” we discover the difficulties underlying the homeless healthcare hole. Our visitor is Kristen Hwang, a reporter at CalMatters. Hwang not too long ago detailed the experiences of road drugs groups, teams of medical doctors and different healthcare professionals that exit to encampments throughout California and supply companies the place homeless individuals are dwelling.

Gimme Shelter,” a biweekly podcast that appears at why it’s so costly to stay in California and what the state can do about it, options Liam Dillon, who covers housing affordability points for the Los Angeles Occasions, and Manuela Tobías, housing reporter for CalMatters.

You possibly can subscribe to “Gimme Shelter” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud and Google Podcasts.

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