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  • BIAA Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 25-Apr-2008

    BIAA Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Also this week, BIAA submitted written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in charge of funding TBI programs within the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education. BIAA's testimony urges an increase in funding in Fiscal Year 2009 for programs authorized through the TBI Act, as well as TBI ...
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  • Brain Injury Association of America

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 25-Apr-2008

    Brain Injury Association of America Policy Corner E-Newsletter - April 18, 2008 A weekly update on federal policy activity related to traumatic brain injury __________________________________________________________________ Dear Advocates: After legislation to reauthorize the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act successfully passed Congress on April 10, the bill still needs to be considered by the ...
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  • Call Your Representative Today or Tomorrow

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 21-Apr-2008

    Bill to Delay Harmful Medicaid Regulations on House Floor This Week Please call your Representative TODAY OR TOMORROW and urge them to vote YES on H.R. 5613 – The Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act – when it is considered by the House of Representatives this week. The bill would delay the implementation of seven harmful Medicaid regulations through March 2009, including several ...
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  • Groundbreaking Study on TBI Among Servicemembers Issued by Rand Corporation

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 21-Apr-2008

    Also this week, The Rand Corporation published an important comprehensive study of the mental health and cognitive needs of U.S. servicemembers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. This groundbreaking study – which focuses specifically on the post-deployment health-related needs and economic costs associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression and TBI – ...
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  • BIAA Endorses Bill To Create VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Apr-2008

    In addition this week, BIAA submitted an official letter of endorsement for H.R. 2818, The VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence Act of 2007, which would establish six VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (Epilepsy CoEs) across the country to lead the way in epilepsy diagnosis, research, treatment and surgery. The House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health is scheduled to hold a hearing on the bill ...
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  • Congress Passes TBI Act Reauthorization

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Apr-2008

    Congress passed legislation to reauthorize the Traumatic Brain Injury Act this week! The bill is now ready to be sent on to the President for his signature into law. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed S. 793 - the version of the legislation agreed upon by both chambers (more information below) – by a vote of 392-1. Then, last night, the Senate cleared the bill one last time, ...
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  • BIAA Supports Bill to Enact Moratorium on Harmful Medicaid Regulations

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 7-Apr-2008

    Also this week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on H.R. 5613, legislation recently introduced which would place a moratorium until March 2009 on seven Medicaid regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. BIAA has endorsed this legislation, and signed a letter of support spearheaded by the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) in favor of the ...
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  • House VA Subcommittee Holds Hearing on TBI And Vision Problems

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 7-Apr-2008

    On Wednesday, April 2, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on TBI Related Vision Issues. Testimony highlighted the high rate of vision disturbances in cases of servicemembers returing from Iraq and Afghanistan with TBI, and the need for a seamless system of care within the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to address these ...
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