The proposed health-insurance bill from the House of Representatives refers to mentally disabled people as "retarded" -- a term advocates, relatives and physicians find outdated and offensive.No comment yet from Kirk Lazarus.
The bill refers to: "A hospital or a nursing facility or intermediate-care facility for the mentally retarded . . ."
The phrase could cause more problems with groups for the developmentally disabled, who were angered when President Obama referred to his poor bowling skills on "The Tonight Show" as "like the Special Olympics." Obama later apologized.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Well, At Least the Dems Didn't Call 'Em "Retards"
According to the New York Post, the House ObamaCare Bill uses a very offensive term for the mentally disabled: