San Francisco City AttorneyDennis Herrera is demanding that Nevada reimburse California cities and counties for treatment of about 500 indigent psychiatric patients who were given one-way bus tickets to the Golden State in recent years.
Those costs include about $500,000 that Herrera says San Francisco spent on medical care, housing and other aid for 20 people shipped here in a practice sometimes called Greyhound therapy.
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Nevada could face suit for dumping patients in Calif. - SFGate
If California can prove that these psychiatric patients were "dumped" in California without any kind of support network, such as family or friends, without enough medication to see them through getting in to see a care provider, even without enough food to get to their destination, do you think Nevada should have to pay for the care they received? Should California seek a court order to prevent Nevada from doing this again? Will Obamacare help prevent this in the future, or make things worse?
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