CSH is delighted with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate and the expansion of Medicaid health insurance coverage for millions of low-income Americans. With this landmark decision, CSH looks forward to continuing our work with states to connect their highest cost, most-vulnerable Medicaid beneficiaries with the housing and services they need to reduce inappropriate use of expensive health services and lower health system costs. “We’re pleased that the court upheld the expansion of Medicaid coverage because now all supportive housing residents have a chance to access the high-quality care they need to improve their health and stabilize their lives,” said Deborah De Santis, CSH President and CEO.
In coming days, we will look at the Supreme Court’s decision, what it means for Medicaid expansion across the country and in individual states. What we do know is today’s ruling allows for states to opt out of the expansion without penalty to their current Medicaid programs. That means CSH will be working tirelessly with our local partners throughout the country to ensure state participation. Keep an eye on The Pipeline for next week’s Homefront (scheduled for Tuesday due to the July 4th holiday) to hear more from CSH on this monumental decision.