PBS News Weekend

Season 7, Episode 2 of 4

During the past decade, Hawaii endured the highest rate of increase of any American state in its homeless population -- 38 percent -- according to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Hawaii's homeless problem also adds tremendous stress to the state's medical system, with so many homeless, who are usually uninsured or not enrolled in Medicaid, making regular trips to hospital emergency rooms. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports how Hawaii has begun to reverse it homeless trend by getting more homeless off the streets and into housing.

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