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Flights Of Critically Injured Haitians To U.S. Stopped In Money Dispute

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A dispute over who will pay the bill has stopped the airlift of critically injured Haitian earthquake victims to Florida.

These folks cannot the help they need in Haiti.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has written a letter asking the federal government to pay some of the costs of treating these patients in Florida.

Other states have also received a smaller number of these patients and those flights have stopped for the moment as well.

This dispute could not have been resolved while the flights continued?

Some say it is the military that is halting the flights. The military says some hospitals are denying the patients.

Governor Crist is running in a Republican primary for the U.S. Senate against a tea party-type. This primary is closer than had been expected.

Is Governor Crist raising this point to protect himself from a charge that he is allowing Florida to spend money on dark-skinned foreigners?

Could nobody in the federal government contact the White House so the President could order flights to continue? I’m sure that in the end something will be worked out to pay for these treatments.

Meanwhile, it is possible that somebody has died already because they could not get airlifted out of Haiti and receive better treatment.

Can’t people get their acts together when lives are on the line?

It really is sickening. It’s all about money.

The relief effort in Haiti is ongoing. Doctors Without Borders is one of a number of groups that is offering needed help.

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January 30, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. where is the red cross and the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been donated? .33 cents of every dollar is paying the us military. Where is the 100 million raised from the concert that was just held? wtf is wrong with our country that we can be so generous and disorganized at the same time?

    Comment by bill brady | January 30, 2010

  2. I think that most of the money has gone to the intended purposes. This specific issue involves certain hospitals in Florida and political considerations.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 31, 2010


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