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Dr. Wopat from Lebanon should have elaborated on what could possibly happen to the example he listed (the diabetic young man) if they hadn't helped the young man get back on track. I personally know of a diabetic person who neglected taking his medicine and eventually had to have BOTH legs amputated. Now imagine if Dr. Wopat hadn't intervened, eventualy this young man might lose a leg; or something worse, like his eyesight. Then he would probably qualify for Social Security Disabililty and eventually Medicare (after a 2 year waiting period). Whereas, since they are helping him get back on track and get into college, he will hopefully become a tax-paying citizen. So I think in this potential scenario, we are saving A LOT more money in terms of this young man being on disability and medicare. True, at least on medicare he would get his healthcare, guaranteed, but the route he is on will make him a better person. If Dr. Wopat or his example reads this please pass this on to him: Good Luck with college and life!!
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