Parents of disabled children chastised Louisiana lawmakers on Friday for obligating them to return year after year to plead for health care financing.
"This has to stop. It's shameful," said Angela Lorio of Baton Rouge, whose disabled 3-year-old son accompanied her to the Senate Finance Committee.
They filled three committee rooms waiting to provide emotional testimony. Some mothers wore pink shirts saying "Medically Fragile Children Matter." Others wore yellow, with the words "A Waiting List is NOT A Service."