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Affordable Care Act expansion could reduce homelessness

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Homeless people rest on a public sidewalk early this year in downtown skid row area of Los Angeles. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is attempting to end "chronic homelessness" by 2016 with a model that identifies the neediest cases and provides them with permanent homes.

The Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid to individuals well under the poverty line, 138 percent below, and it’s expected to include several homeless men and women.

Although the task of signing up the homeless is onerous because few people have emails or telephone number, it could help reduce homelessness in this country. Annie Lowrey of the New York Times joins the show with more. 


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