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Medicine: Troop Rehabilitation / TBI Therapy / A Discussion #983694

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 23, 2010
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(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) The issue of rehabilitation for traumatic brain injuries {TBI} suffered by American troops examined; details given about the treatment called cognitive rehabilitation therapy that is not covered by Tri-Care for the troops and about the commissioned study and the cost. [President OBAMA, Senators Carl LEVIN, John McCAIN, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - praise the troops.]

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) Live discussion held with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Paul Reickhoff and ProPublica reporter T. Christian Miller† about the TBI treatment issue. [REICKHOFF - says the military care delivery system is behind these newer kinds of injuries like TBI.] [MILLER - says Tri-Care has set an impossible standard and it would be costly.]

Gupta, Sanjay

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