Senate OKs Miller bill to create pilot program tapping Medicaid to house the chronically homeless

STATE HOUSE – The Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller to launch a pilot program testing the effectiveness of using Medicaid waiver funds to treat chronic homelessness.

The bill (2019-S 0024) will now be forwarded to the House of Representatives, where Rep. David A. Bennett (D-Dist. 20, Warwick, Cranston) is sponsoring companion legislation (2019-H 5571).

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