WBUR: A Prescription To Treat Homelessness, Threatened

Now more than ever, writes emergency room physician Alister Martin, we must be committed to putting patients over politics. Protecting Medicaid funding is one place to start. Pictured: George "Big G" Dagracia, who is homeless, solicits from passersby under light snow in Boston, Monday, March 21, 2016. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

It was 3 a.m. and 3 degrees outside, and I was about to discharge Mike from our Emergency Department for the third time in less than 24 hours.

“Doc, let me finish this episode,” he said, his eyes glued to the TV in the ER waiting room.

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