The GOP’s recent health care plans to replace the Affordable Care Act included major cuts to Medicaid spending, which could eventually cost the District $1 billion per year, officials say.
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After I was diagnosed with my seizure disorder, I became depressed. Then I started getting high and drinking to cope with depression.
My brother David recently came to a convention in D.C. about housing and the expansion of Medicaid. I got to hear him speak in front of the White House.
A D.C.-based startup Urgent Wellness aims to put medical centers in homeless shelters and housing projects to provide care for vulnerable populations.
Tanya Bibbs writes on her experience joining a gym.
One of our vendors tell why tragedies happen for a reason and that one must be vigilant to not get stuck in a cycle of them.
Adapt. a disability rights organization, gathered at the White House to advocate for the Disability Integration Act and to demand recognition from the Trump Administration.
Artist/Vendor Sheila White’s take on the importance of oral hygiene.
Mary Otto’s new book, “Teeth,” explains why the oral health care system in America is in need of desperate repair.
While the coordinated entry system may be helping to streamline some into housing, those with mental illnesses are still falling through the cracks of systems stemming from a nationwide struggle in supporting mental health services.
Individuals who experience homelessness and housing instability face barriers to staying connected to insurance.
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her fiscal year 2018 budget to the District’s Council April 4. Focusing on public education, affordable housing and relief for District taxpayers, government officials and advocacy groups alike have questioned all D.C. residents’ ability to share in the city’s “inclusive prosperity” under the proposal.
Henrieese Roberts has struggled with severe eye pain due to histoplasmosis for over two decades, but he’s perservered through the years without addictive painkillers. To deal with this, he trained as an American Red Cross HIV Preventionist and an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs Preventionist. Here, he tells a bit of his story.
While D.C. initiatives have made progress in combatting high HIV rates, Black women who face poverty and are at high risk for contracting HIV need greater investment in resources, awareness and PrEP medication.
A Street Sense vendor writes about the loss of his father.
One of the most challenging aspects of being homeless is having to use the toilet overnight! How does one manage and cope with such a dilemma?!
A Street Sense vendor discusses President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s opposition to abortion.
We need restrooms in this city for everyone to use. I once walked more than ten blocks, from Gallery Place to George Washington University Hospital, before someone let me use the bathroom.
Proposed bill would establish a taskforce to investigate and plan installations of public restrooms.
New legislation proposed for District to provide public restrooms and to encourage businesses to make restrooms open to the public.