Friday, February 16, 2007

Supporting our Troops By Denying Them HealthCare

Department of Veterans Affairs doctors are furious over a recent decision by the Pentagon to block their access to medical information needed to treat severely injured troops arriving at VA hospitals from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The VA physicians handle troops with serious brain injuries and other major health problems. They, rely on digital medical records that track the care given wounded troops from the moment of their arrival at a field hospital through their evacuation to the United States.

Bush has also suggested that to reduce the deficit he wants to cut the VA budget as well. For the Republican Party, supporting the troops means putting a yellow ribbon sticker on your SUV while cutting budgets for the troops and sending them off into quagmires.

(From the Washington Post via CorrenteWire )