A doctor who's spent a quarter century working with the poor and the homeless, Jeffrey Brenner recently became an executive at UnitedHealth Group, America’s largest health insurer. Seeing the homeless in and out of hospitals, costing thousands, he's decided to provide homes in Phoenix for Medicaid patients, which his company is contracted to care for.
Isn't that crazy? Not entirely. One patient's costs went from $13,000 per month down to around $2,000 — results that could have profound policy implications.
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