Thursday, November 08, 2007

President Visits Injured Veterans

President Visits Injured Veterans
By DEB RIECHMANN – Nov 8, 2007
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — President Bush paid an emotional visit Thursday to soldiers maimed or badly burned in combat and said his administration is determined to mend the nation's system of caring for veterans.
Medical advances provide troops with treatment unimaginable just a decade ago, but the system for managing that care has lagged, Bush said.
"Our system needs to be modernized," the president said after touring a new $45 million, privately funded rehabilitation center for veterans at Brooke Army Medical Center.
"We have an outdated system that can bog down some of those recovering in a maze of bureaucracy and that's what happened at Walter Reed," he said, referring to the Army medical center in Washington, D.C.

Matt Bradford

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