Blog Posts in 2009

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  • Grassroots: BIAA Policy Corner E

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 18-Dec-2009

    With the Christmas holiday looming, the Senate is working around the clock to finish passage of their health care reform package. BIAA continues to play a large role in securing important provisions necessary to provide access to care for the brain injury community. Currently, the Senate is working to muster the 60 votes needed to overcome filibusters and conclude a series of votes by Christmas ...
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  • Appropriations Update

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Dec-2009

    This week, Congress came closer to concluding work on appropriations for fiscal year 2010. The House adopted a conference report of an omnibus package of six spending bills including language for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education that will provide the funding allocation for programs authorized through the TBI Act and for NIDRR’s TBI-related research programs, including TBI Model ...
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  • Grasshopr: The Brain Injury Association of America

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 20-Nov-2009

    The Brain Injury Association of America is taking our grassroots advocacy online with a new tool called Grasshopr. Grasshopr is a web site that empowers organizations and individuals with the tools to engage with their elected officials and have an impact on public policy at all levels of government. Within the next few days, you will receive an invitation to join us on Grasshopr with instructions ...
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  • Veteran’s Health Omnibus Bill News From Congress

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 20-Nov-2009

    On Thursday, November 19, 2009, The Senate voted to pass a package of veteran’s bills (S1963) that included both S. 801 and S. 252, both important Veteran’s health care measures supported by BIAA. The bill would expand services in rural areas and ensure that veterans who are catastrophically disabled or who need emergency care in the community are not charged for those services. It ...
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  • BIAA supports S. 801, The Caregiver and Veterans Health Services Act of 2009

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 2-Nov-2009

    BIAA and our friends at the Wounded Warrior Project are currently working towards enactment of legislation establishing a national program to provide training and critically-needed supports to family caregivers of veterans living with traumatic brain injuries and other severe wounds. Reported in the Senate, S. 801, the Caregiver and Veterans Health Services Act of 2009, would provide comprehensive ...
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