Headlines about homelessness increasing in Orange County appear regularly in the media these days, along with images of riverbed encampments and stories about crime, hope, the lack of affordable housing and the need for a stronger safety net.
The problem is big, and it’s real, and it’s growing in our home county — something none of us can ignore.
That’s why I’m so surprised that we haven’t heard from the elected officials working on homelessness issues about the impact the current proposed health care repeal could have on homelessness in Orange County.
Over the next week, the U.S. Senate will consider whether to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the so-called Graham-Cassidy solution. To be clear, there are some aspects of the Affordable Care Act that are troublesome for working Americans, such as the so-called Cadillac tax on employer-sponsored health care plans.
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