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SF health care costs spike, then fall, after housing homeless
San Francisco Chronicle

Housing the homeless will initially cost San Francisco a lot more money as people get the medical care they didn’t have on the streets. However, within a few years the higher costs will begin coming down on every front — emergency care visits, behavioral health services, welfare and food stamps — though how far they will fall remains to be seen. Those are some of the conclusions suggested by a report from the city’s budget and legislative analyst being released Tuesday.