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Originally posted by grover
I didn't know they had right wing republican conservatives in Australia?
Originally posted by scooler1
Homelessness is a big problem in this country and, like others have said, these people usually have an addiction and/or mental illness. One thing that you have to understand though it that some of these people like to live on the street. We have a guy here in my town that is somewhat of a local celebrity and he is homeless. Someone here in town set up a website for him, www.willieyork.com. Check it out.
As for these stories about ERs turning homeless people away, that is just not true. We do everything needed for someone who is homeless that we do for someone with insurance. The story on the first page about the homeless guy with the broken leg being turned away is probably not the truth. Not that the poster is lying but the homeless guy is. If someone is homeless, usually their Drs office is the ER. Using the broken leg guy as an example; we would x-ray it, splint the leg if broken, and arrange for a follow-up appt. with an ortho doc. Most of the time people like this do not follow-up for whatever reason and come back to the ER, where there is nothing more we can do than what we already did. Usually, its the drug-seekers that we turn away or treat them without the use of narcotics.
Originally posted by Royal76
How come so many Vet's have been marginalized, ignored. There should be a place for them. They served us, we should we serve them.
[edit on 12-2-2007 by Royal76]