Please forgive me if I seem a bit angry in this, the season of the greatest Christian Sacrifice, Easter, but the article quoted below brought to mind a number of other travesties concerning "Our Troops."
when we neglected to arm our Troops with
appropriately armored vehicles;
when we refuse to care for them properly when they are injured;
when we don't let them out of the service
once they've completed their term;
what does 'support' mean?
[I]n the important next phase of Giffords’ recovery—months of intensive rehabilitation aimed at maximizing her quality of life—Giffords is receiving a level of care unattainable by thousands of Americans who have been wounded on the actual battlefield. That’s because the costly treatment Giffords is receiving at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research at Memorial-Herman is being paid for by the federal government, but such care for U.S. troops is not.
... Most military personnel ... are covered by an insurance plan called TRICARE, which does not cover key elements of cognitive rehabilitation therapy. As revealed in a series of investigative reports by the non-profit news enterprise, ProPublica, TRICARE claims that the benefits of cognitive rehabilitation therapy are not well enough established to warrant providing it to troops. TRICARE bases this assertion on the findings of a study commissioned by TRICARE itself, and which ProPublica’s reporting has found to be “deeply flawed.”
by Peter J. Boyer.