California has a serious homeless problem.
The governor, Gavin Newsom, recently proved he has absolutely no idea how to solve it.
During his state of the state address this week, he said that doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing, just like insulin and antibiotics.
The Washington Examiner reports:
California governor: ‘Doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing’
Doctors may start prescribing homes to sick patients as part of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan for a holistic solution to healthcare and homelessness.
In a series of tweets on Friday, the Democrat argued healthcare and homelessness are not separate problems. He suggested doctors should be able to prescribe a place to stay if they are treating a mentally ill person who does not have stable housing.
“Doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing the same way they do for insulin or antibiotics,” Newsom said. “We need to start targeting social determinants of health. We need to start treating brain health like we do physical health. What’s more fundamental to a person’s well being than a roof over their head?”
Watch the video below:
Newsom, getting deep: “Doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing the same way they do for insulin and antibiotics. Why not?” pic.twitter.com/8BD7eSkla8
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 19, 2020
The fact that he got applauded for saying that demonstrates that leaders in California have no idea how to respond to the housing crisis in this state. These are not serious people, they are social justice warriors playing at being elected officials.
Newsom repeated this insane suggestion on Twitter:
Doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing the same way they do for insulin or antibiotics.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) February 21, 2020
He received some well deserved mockery:
This is a clown post, yes?
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 21, 2020
"Hi this is Karen from CVS. I'm calling to verify a prescription for a three-bedroom two-bath ranch style home."
— Kevin Dalton (@NextLAMayor) February 21, 2020
"I have a blockage in my sinus I think and a fever."
"Okay here's an apartment. Check back with me after you've moved in."
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 21, 2020
California is doomed.