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Health care for the homeless is imperative. Not having housing gives you many health issues. Food stamps and Medicaid saved me. I had to wait in long lines at 5 a.m. to get it when I had a broken wrist. I have also had a host of other issues.

The new administration’s efforts to cut health care is angering a lot of Americans. Health care is a human right. Preventing the homeless and poor from securing this basic right is a tragedy in the making. America is an industrialized nation and health care should be available to all.

This is shameful.

Damon Smith is a Street Sense vendor and contributor.