An article in the New York Times on January 30 reported that the U.S. government “Has suspended its medical evacuations of critically injured Haitian earthquake victims until a dispute over who will pay for their care is settled, military officials said Friday. The military flights … usually carrying Haitians with spinal cord injuries, burns and other serious wounds ended (January 27), after Governor Charlie Crist of Florida formally asked the federal government to shoulder some of the cost of their care”.
42 cents for “disaster assistance”
33 cents for the U.S. military
9 cents for food
9 cents to transport the food
5 cents for Haitian survivors for recovery efforts ($3.00 per day for 20 days to clean up and dig latrines)
0.5 cents to the Dominican Republic (for hospitals near the border that are overrun with refugees begging for help)