Homeless Adults 10 Times Less Likely To Receive Healthcare, Eyeglasses.

HealthDay (5/24, Mozes) reported, “Homeless US adults are up to 10 times less likely to get the healthcare they need than people in the general population,” according to a study appearing in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers found that “almost three-quarters of respondents had at least one type of unmet healthcare need,” while “rates for specific services were six to 10 times higher than those seen in the general population.” The study showed that “the working poor — those that had been employed at least part time in the past year — were less likely to get the care they needed than those who were unemployed, in part because they were less likely to have health insurance.” Notably, “just over 40 percent said eyeglasses were the issue that fell through the cracks.”

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