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One Million Spent On One Homeless In 6 Months  
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

Following is a link to an article in the April 9, 2005 edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It states that one million dollars was spent on one homeless person during a six month time span.


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

There has to be a better way to deal with homless people then this. Why didn't someone say, let's stop @$500K (if not sooner), and just buy this guy a place to stay, food to eat, and a few years worth of health insurance, including if necessary, mental care? I garantee something like that could have been done for $250K if not less...Oh wait $250K is still too much for some people here, they'd rather make our kids pay the $1million, with interest.

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

I should have mentioned in the original post the RJ article states the $1 Million went toward medical bills, incarceration, detox, and ambulance rides.

User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

Considering the ridiculous cost of healthcare, I'm not surprised this cost 1 million dollars.

What did they do, give the guy a couple of asprin after an ambulance ride to a detox center?

The truely outrageous aspect of this is how little it takes to rack up 1 million in bills through health care. What is less significant to me is the fact that they spent 1 million dollars to try and fix up a homeless person -- like this person is less worthy of help than someone else, just because they're homeless.

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