Million Dollar Murray: Why problems like homelessness may be easier to solve than to manage

February 13, 2006
Dept. of Social Services

 

Why problems like homelessness may be easier to solve than to manage.

 

….Johns and O’Bryan realized that if you totted up all his hospital bills for the ten years that he had been on the streets—as well as substance-abuse-treatment costs, doctors’ fees, and other expenses—Murray Barr probably ran up a medical bill as large as anyone in the state of Nevada.

 

“It cost us one million dollars not to do something about Murray,” O’Bryan said….

 

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