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  • Studies suggest access to affordable, stable housing may improve health outcomes and decrease health care costs.   
  • The majority of states incorporate some supportive housing-related services in their Medicaid programs through waivers or state plan amendments.
  • One study showed certain people struggling to pay for housing spent 13% less on food, 40% less on health care and 23% less on transportation than their peers who could afford housing.
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State Public Health Legislation Database

This database covers topics related to public health including infectious disease prevention and treatment, public health reporting and workforce and vaccines. It includes all introduced legislation from 2021 to the present and is updated at least twice per month as legislation is identified by NCSL staff.