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By Anjeanette Damon
Reno Gazette-Journal 

Frostbite victim covered by Medicaid never receives care

 


RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lying under a bridge on a freezing night in February, Bill George had an idea of how close to death he might be even if he didn't want to admit it to himself.

He had tried to keep his feet dry. Five years of living on the streets in Reno taught him the importance of dry feet. But the sleet and snow of this record-busting winter got the better of him.

Once his feet were wet, nothing could be done to keep them warm, and they began to freeze.

That's how he got stuck under the bridge.

"At that time, I wasn't able to get downtown," George said in an interview with the Reno Ga...



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