Also this week, both chambers of Congress held important hearings on efforts to improve health care for returning service members, as well as to improve the veterans' disability benefits system. BIAA submitted questions and comments in relation to several of the hearings.
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on "Care for Sick and Wounded Service Members" on Tuesday, February 13. BIAA submitted questions for the hearing regarding TRICARE coverage of cognitive rehabilitation.
On Thursday, he House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee held a hearing on the VA's disability claims system. BIAA submitted its recent Comment Letter on a Proposed Rule by the Department of Veterans Affairs to overhaul the Schedule for Rating Disability related to TBI to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.
To view a copy of BIAA's Comment Letter to the VA, please visit our website at http://www.biausa.org/policyissues.htm.