In the United States, we spend $3 trillion a year on #healthcare. Half of the $3 trillion can be traced back to just 5% of the population, who are mostly chronic care patients. So the question is where do these chronic care patients come from? The majority of the time the answer is from impoverished communities. http://www.merritthawkins.com/Candidates/BlogPostDetail.aspx?PostId=40577 #physician #poverty
Poverty is the underlying cause of all homelessness. Structural changes within the American economy have had a profound impact on societies "bottom segment." No, homelessness is not caused by mental illness, addictions, or unemployment.