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Axios had an interesting article this week that we wanted to share about affordable housing.

From the piece,

Health insurers are investing hundreds of millions of dollars into building new affordable housing units.

Why it matters: The housing affordability crisis is a major health care concern, since housing instability is tied to poorer health. Insurers say their investments will translate to healthier communities, which would also mean less costly enrollees.

It also comes as the federal government encourages Medicaid experiments that help low-income enrollees cover housing costs.

The story then goes on to share some of the major wins happening, as well as the challenges.