Doctors could prescribe houses to homeless under radical Hawaii bill

[Doctors could prescribe houses to homeless under radical Hawaii bill by Liz Barney | The Guardian] "Newly introduced bill would classify homelessness as a medical condition, as research suggests healthcare spending falls when people have been housed
by in Honolulu

One day last month, Stephen Williams asked a passerby for help and then collapsed on the sidewalk. When the ambulance arrived in downtown Honolulu, his temperature was well over 104F.

A life-threatening staph infection had entered his bloodstream. Williams, who lives on the dusty streets of Chinatown, spent seven days hooked to an IV, treatment that can cost $40,000, according to the hospital that admitted him. But Williams didn’t pay: the bill was covered by government dollars in the form of Medicaid. Over the past four years, he has been to the hospital for infections 21 times, he said, a consequence of psoriasis flare-ups in a humid climate and unsanitary conditions.

Cases such as these have prompted a groundbreaking new proposal in Hawaii. Instead of prescribing medication to homeless patients like Williams, what if doctors could prescribe something else that might ameliorate their health problems more effectively? The prescription would be housing..." Full text: Doctors could prescribe houses to homeless under radical Hawaii bill Mt 8:20

Arthur Brain View Post
Sounds like a plan.

Something about do not steal that you don't get? Ex 20:15
Arthur Brain View Post
Something about leaving people to freeze and die on the streets you find charitable?

Does the bible say that you are free to pick your neighbor's pocket because you're cold and don't have a woobie? Ex 20:15


What else should the doctor prescribe? An Obama phone? And Obama plasma TV? Ex 20:15
quip View Post
Only if it has Obama surround sound and Netflix.

It's all about you. But not for long. 1 Cor. 10:24

serpentdove View Post
Does the bible say that you are free to pick your neighbor's pocket because you're cold and don't have a woobie? Ex 20:15
Arthur Brain View Post
No. Does it say you should whine when initiatives are put forward to help those in need?

Who pays when you forward your ideas about theft? Ex 20:15 From where does Obama home and Obama phone money come? Government has no money that it didn't first take from another. Is it loving to rob your neighbor to fund the lifestyle you'd like? Jas 2:8
Town Heretic View Post
Maybe he understands that calling something stealing doesn't make it stealing.

Any tax over ten percent is highway robbery (Lev. 27:32, 33).

...[T]he Bible demanded the people of God's original covenant withheld for the poor, even to a portion of their crops.

The family and the church are your last source of help. Not government. Deut. 14:28, 29
Town Heretic View Post
You really shouldn't add to scripture.

Jn 8:37
Arthur Brain View Post
If you're that concerned about 'theft'...

I am concerned about theft (Ex 20:15). You are not (Eccl 10:2, Jn 10:10). I live and you die (Ro 15:31-32).

"I prefer clarity to agreement." ~ Dennis Prager

Not everyone has family and the church...

We know (Is 5:20).

Um, yeah. Starting to remember why it's pointless engaging you in "debate"...

You have half a brain left (Eccl 10:2, Jn 10:10).

Frank Sinatra's My Way is now top of the send-off song at funerals Is 5:20
Arthur Brain View Post
[Brain] More than that as it happens.

I'm sorry you've turned all of your churches into pubs.

Drink up fornicate on Re 22:11

Okay, this is loopy even for you. 

Drinks? I've had a few. And did it myyyyyy wayyyyyyy

A few? Sounds like you've had a skinful.
My next sip of wine will be with my bridegroom (Lk 12:37, 1 Co 11:26). 
Tambora View Post
Take notice that priests did not get a day off (they worked every day, even on the Sabbath).  These hard working, never resting, priests were the ones the tithes were for.

Yes, and we should not let a Jew under the law  give more than us, under grace (Rogers).  Our law is higher not lower (Mt 5-7).

"Nu 18:21–24 The Levites received the tithes from the people. This was their source of income and compensation for their tabernacle service.

18:25–32 As the Levites themselves received the tithe, they were also required to present a tithe (a tenth) of what they received to the Lord." MacArthur, J., Jr. (Ed.). (1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed., p. 223). Nashville, TN: Word Pub.

Doctors could prescribe houses to homeless under radical Hawaii bill