At New Direction Health Care Solutions, Inc., we’re committed to addressing pressing issues in healthcare that affect individuals and communities, especially those that often go unnoticed or unaddressed. Today, we are excited to introduce a new series that delves deep into the intricate relationship between medical debt and housing security.
Medical debt is a topic that impacts millions of Americans, causing financial strain and, at times, even pushing individuals and families into homelessness. Our collaboration with Noam Levey, Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News (KHN), seeks to shed light on this critical issue and spark meaningful conversations about its far-reaching implications.
In this series, we’ll explore real-life stories, such as that of Kayce Atencio, a father of two in Denver, whose family’s struggle with medical debt prevented them from securing stable housing. We’ll also examine how the healthcare system itself can inadvertently contribute to this crisis, as noted by Dr. Brian Klausner, a North Carolina physician specializing in homeless patients.
Click here to read the full story and join us as we embark on this journey to uncover the challenges, stories, and potential solutions surrounding the intersection of medical debt and housing security. Together, we can work towards a more equitable and compassionate healthcare system that supports the well-being of all individuals and families. Stay tuned for the series launch, and let’s continue this important conversation.