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  • Economic Stimulus Update

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 17-Feb-2009

    Congress is gearing up to clear their spending and tax cut measure aimed at stimulating job creation and the health of the economy as early as Friday. The goal is to have the legislation on President Obama’s desk by Presidents Day.
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  • TBI and the Military

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 17-Feb-2009

    On Thursday, Congressmen Pascrell and Platts hosted a briefing featuring Col. Michael Jaffee of the Department of Defense, DOD Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE), Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. The briefing highlighted several growth factors and accomplishments that had taken place over the course of 2008. Notably, the symposia and collaboration between DOD and the National Football ...
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  • BIAA Urges Reduction of Lifetime Insurance Caps

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Feb-2009

    Also this week, BIAA supported the Lifetime Caps Coalition by cosigning a letter to encourage the reintroduction of the Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act, legislation that would increase the minimum lifetime health insurance spending cap of those with chronic illnesses. The coalition has reported that next Tuesday, February 10, 2009, is the tentative date for reintroduction. BIAA will ...
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  • Economic Stimulus Legislation Update

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Feb-2009

    Senate moderates worked late into Thursday night looking for a compromise that would scale back the economic stimulus bill (H.R. 1) towards the $800 billion mark. A few Democratic moderates were convinced last night that they were inching closer to a deal that would win support from a small group of Republicans and perhaps give the package enough votes to pass. House and Senate leaders would like ...
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  • Help us designate March as Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Feb-2009

    On February 4, 2009, Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, introduced legislation that would designate March as “Brain Injury Awareness” month (H.Con.Res.40). In this Concurrent resolution, Congressman Pascrell expressed the need for enhanced public awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury and support for a National Brain Injury ...
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  • SCHIP Update

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Feb-2009

    On Wednesday, President Obama signed a major expansion of health insurance for children after the House cleared the bill (H.R. 2) earlier in the day. The SCHIP bill, which BIAA supports, will provide $32.8 billion extra over the next four and a half years for the program, an amount estimated to allow coverage of an additional 4.1 million children. (Congressional Quarterly)
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  • 3rd Annual Greek Dinner & Dance For Thought March 7, 2009

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 5-Feb-2009

    Please join the California Brain Injury Association for a gala event at the 3rd Annual Greek Dinner & Dance For Thought at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Cultural Center Hall in Long Beach. This event will kick off Brain Injury Awareness Month in California and provide the opportunity to advocate for individuals with brain injury who are not able to advocate for themselves. The ...
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  • CALBIA Names Executive Director

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 5-Feb-2009

    Manfred Tatzmann is the newly named Executive Director of the California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA). Mr. Tatzmann comes to the position after more than thirty years of work in developmental disabilities and mental health services in Michigan, including the last six years as State of Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury Director. In that job he worked closely with the Michigan Brain Injury ...
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  • Devastating Brain Injury Inspires Family of Jeff Barnes to Help Others

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 5-Feb-2009

    In December 2001, my husband of 9 ½ years sustained a severe hypoxic/anoxic brain injury. At the time, we had a 7- year-old daughter and a 23- month-old son. Up to that point, we were like every typical family going with the flow of the ups and downs of daily life. The events of December 27, 2001, changed all our lives forever. Following Jeff's injury, he has received exceptional care. Although ...
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  • Legislative Report January 2009

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 5-Feb-2009

    The month of January in Sacramento has sadly been like the most previous recent months in Sacramento when it comes to the Legislature and Governor successfully dealing with California’s Budget crisis. That is: no resolution to date. The $41 billion Budget deficit has now over shadowed any and all legislative actions and plans. We are currently among every other represented group in ...
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  • Register Now for the 2nd Annual Statewide Walk For Thought

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 5-Feb-2009

    Register online now for the 2nd Annual Statewide Walk For Thought. CALBIA has contracted with a new online processor that has made it easy to register and solicit additional donations to benefit CALBIA and the other nonprofit organizations that are helping to coordinate the walks. To access the registration page, logon to the CALBIA website at www.calbia.org and click on the appropriate link. Once ...
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