A doctor in Hawaii wants homelessness to be considered a legal medical condition. If it happens he can write a prescriptions for the cure, which is housing. He would like to redirect some of Hawaii’s two billion annual Medicaid budget to pay for housing. National homelessness experts don’t know of any other states that are trying to say that homelessness is a medical condition. However, other states, including NY and Texas, have found ways to use Medicaid money to help people stay in housing. No one can use Medicaid to actually pay for rent, at least so far.