Many of LA's Skid Row residents live in makeshift tents. Kelly McEvers hide caption

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Los Angeles' Skid Row contains one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the United States. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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LAPD Officer Deon Joseph has patrolled Skid Row for 17 years. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Martha Castro lives on the streets in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood. She's still resistant to the idea that she can now get health coverage because of California's expansion of Medicaid. Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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