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  • BIAA Legislative Action Alert

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 19-Mar-2008

    Recently, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) appears to be deemphasizing medical rehab research, including valuable research related to TBI. BIAA is working as part of a coalition of advocacy groups to send NIDRR a message that resources for medical rehabilitation research (referred to by NIDRR as “health and function” research) needs to be ...
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  • Brain Injury Awareness Day Held on Capitol Hill

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-Mar-2008

    Also this week, on Wednesday, March 12, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) joined the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, and a variety of other advocacy groups, in successfully conducting Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill. The day's events drew the participation of several Members of Congress and their staff. The first event of the day was the Brain Injury Awareness Fair, ...
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  • House Energy and Commerce Committee passed H.R. 1418

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-Mar-2008

    Yesterday afternoon, the full House Energy and Commerce Committee passed H.R. 1418, legislation to reauthorize the Traumatic Brain Injury Act. Earlier this week, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health approved the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2008 and forwarded it on for consideration by the full Committee. Now that the full Committee has passed the bill, the legislation ...
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  • TBI Act Reauthorization Bill Approved by House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee!

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 13-Mar-2008

    Earlier this evening, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health approved the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2008 and forwarded it on for consideration by the full Committee. The bill which was passed by the Subcommittee tonight was a slightly amended version of H.R. 1418. The bill is now ready to be taken up by the full House Energy and Commerce Committee. This is a very positive ...
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  • House and Senate Budget Committees Approve Fiscal 2009 Budget Resolutions

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Mar-2008

    The House and Senate Budget Committees both passed fiscal 2009 budget resolutions this week which would provide significant increases for health discretionary programs. In its markup on Wednesday, the House Budget Committee provided a $4.4 billion increase in health discretionary programs. On Thursday, the Senate Budget Committee provided an even higher $5.27 billion increase for such programs in ...
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  • House Passes Mental Health Parity Bill Endorsed by BIAA

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Mar-2008

    Also this week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1424, mental health parity legislation sponsored by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) which would require health insurers to offer mental health benefits equal in cost and scope to medical and surgical benefits. BIAA issued an enthusiastic letter of endorsement for the bill shortly before it was considered on the House floor. NOTE: This letter ...
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  • TBI Act Reauthorization Scheduled for Markup in House Committee

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Mar-2008

    On Wednesday, March 5, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee announced its plans to markup the Reauthorization of the Traumatic Brain Injury Act (H.R. 1418) the following day, on Thursday, March 6. This development marks very positive progress towards the goal of getting the TBI Act reauthorized before the end of this year, a leading BIAA policy priority. BIAA Government ...
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  • Brain Injury Awareness Day On Capitol Hill - March 12, 2008

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 3-Mar-2008

    To celebrate March as Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force is hosting a “2008 Brain Injury Awareness Day,” on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, on Capitol Hill. Multiple events are planned, which are designed to educate Members of Congress and their staff about brain injury. These events include an Awareness Day Fair, which will feature exhibits and ...
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