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Loco, been to the hospital lately?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sanjuro, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/04/01/national/a132707D19.DTL&tsp=1


     
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  2. Curb Hucker

    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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  3. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Really ?

    So you think people choose to be mentally ill ?
     
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  4. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    seattle also has a problem with "frequent flyers", in particular drunks who fall and hit their head, thus winning them a head CT and radiograph of their neck at great cost to the hospital. they crunched the numbers and found it would be cheaper to provide housing and a nurse for these drunks, so it was done:

    http://www.desc.org/1811.html
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/05/us/05homeless.html?_r=1
     
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  5. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    Had a friend that used to be a paramedic. He said he had his "regulars" that would call up all the time. They wanted a warm place to sleep and a hot meal. They knew the ambulance would take them there.
     
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  6. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I avoid the ER like the plague.
     
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  7. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Real glad you decided to bless us with your musings again. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. pirate28

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    When I was driving an ambulance and riding a fire engine, we had a few frequent flyers that called for no other reason, than that they were lonely. Pretty sad.
     
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  9. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    There is always a long wait at the ERs around here (like most places I'm sure). I have to be pretty close to death to go to the ER
     
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  10. Curb Hucker

    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    I bet they did a bunch of drugs in the past to achieve their current status. If you really have nothing better to do than visit the ER on a weekly basis to get free hand outs because you chose to be a moron, then I have no pity. I stand by my statement, at $300,000 per person as this article states, let them die.
     
  11. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    if they only had a land rover they could call home...
     
  12. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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  13. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    No one chooses mental illness.
     
  14. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Dunno...curb hucker's making a pretty strong personal testimonial...
     
  15. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Your ignorance is astounding.