Obamacare Brings Medicaid To Skid Row’s ‘Ugly Reality’

Martha Castro lives on the streets in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood. She's still resistant to the idea that she can now get health coverage because of California's expansion of Medicaid.i i

hide captionMartha Castro lives on the streets in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. She’s still resistant to the idea that she can now get health coverage because of California’s expansion of Medicaid.


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Martha Castro lives on the streets in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood. She's still resistant to the idea that she can now get health coverage because of California's expansion of Medicaid.

Martha Castro lives on the streets in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. She’s still resistant to the idea that she can now get health coverage because of California’s expansion of Medicaid.

Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News

If you were led blindfolded a few blocks east from Los Angeles’ grand City Hall, you would know instantly when you entered Skid Row.

There is the pungent smell of urine and marijuana smoke, and the sound of music and easy laughter

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/01/02/257649323/obamacare-brings-medicaid-to-skid-rows-ugly-reality?ft=1&f=131849999

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