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Too Healthy for the Hospital, Too Sick for the Streets

August 25, 2022

Too Healthy for the Hospital, Too Sick for the Streets

Why are a growing number of private insurance companies starting to invest in medical respite — a decades-old idea to care for homeless people who are too healthy to be in the hospital, but too sick to be on the streets?

Guests:

Henry Jones, former medical respite patient

Janelle Goetcheus, MD, Founder and Medical Director, Christ House

Julia Dobbins, MSW, Director of Medical Respite, National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Jack Kline, LICSW, LCSW-C, Former Executive Program Director, Hope Has A Home

Karyn Wills, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CareFirst Blue Cross Community Health Plan, DC

Learn more about medical respite and read a full transcript on our website.

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