This Terri Shiavo business has been played to a point way beyond ad nauseum and I have tried to ride this out, hoping the media would move on. Yet, I came across this infuriating tidbit today.(OK someone clue a newby in on how to put a quoted story in one of those brown boxes.)
Here is the story:
Brain injury therapy being underfunded
March 18, 2005
According to doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., 60 percent of the wounded soldiers coming back from Iraq have traumatic brain injuries.
Unfortunately, the Bush administration has recently completely zeroed out funding for the Federal TBI Act, which provides exactly this kind of help.
In Vermont, due to recent decisions concerning budgetary shortfalls, TBI survivors are now prevented from entering the Vermont TBI Medicaid Waiver Program, which delivers exactly this kind of help.
James Vyhnak Bristol
Completely zeroed out funding for the Federal TBI Act?? The hypocrisy of it just hits me in the face. How can they cut off funding for brain injury rehabilitation while at the same time feign concern about this woman? Folks, there needs to be some serious housecleaning in 06.