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Charity Hospital Denied FEMA Funds

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The head of the Louisiana Recovery Authority is blasting this week's decision by FEMA to deny New Orleans the 500 million dollars it says it needs to rebuild Charity Hospital.

Paul Rainwater says after three years of study and debate FEMA still refuses to acknowledge Charity Hospital was substantially damaged by Katrina.

The decision, rainwater says, the is particularly difficult to understand since the administration is in a unique position to correct the mistakes of the past and make good on President Obama's pledge to take a fresh look at Gulf Coast recovery, end quote.

New Orleans had been relying on nearly a half billion dollars in federal funds to rebuild what was once one of the best and most important hospitals in the state.

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