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skippy the bush kangaroo



Wednesday, July 30, 2003

repubblicans support the troops

except for actual support, that is. the army times tells us about the concern over friday's upcoming announcement about which va facilities will be closed.

an independent commission that has been studying the department of veterans affairs health care system is expected to recommend closing seven or eight hospitals and downsizing a dozen others, according to congressional sources who have been briefed on the plan.

readers of this space might remember skippy's veteran friend who told the story of the blind vet in bakersfield who has to ride the bus 90 miles to westwood, ca, to obtain medical services now. and it looks like it will get worse for our vets:

one lawmaker clearly worried is rep. gregory w. meeks, d-n.y., who tried without success to get language attached to the 2004 veterans’ appropriations bill preventing the st. albans veterans facility in queens, n.y., from being closed. the 386-bed facilities provides inpatient and outpatient care, including extended care for veterans who cannot easily be placed in nursing homes. meeks’ amendment that would have prevented the hospital from being closed was defeated by voice vote july 25 during debate on the funding bill.

but you know the repubbb's love our troops!
posted by skippy at 9:50 PM |

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