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  • Health Care Reform Update

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 31-Jul-2009

    Health Care Reform remains in a holding pattern as Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus announced this week that his Committee would not formally consider health care legislation until after the August recess. In tandem, the House has also alluded to the fact that their bill will be postponed until September as moderates and liberals from the Energy and Commerce Committee continue to work towards a ...
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  • Veterans Health Care Authorization Act of 2009 (S. 252)

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 31-Jul-2009

    After being favorably reported out of the Senate Veterans Affairs committee last week, the full Senate plans to consider S. 252, the Veterans Health Care Authorization Act of 2009 in the coming days. Among other things, the legislation authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide care to veterans with traumatic brain injury through contracts with non-VA providers when necessary. ...
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  • Call your Senators and urge them to vote for S. 252, The Veterans Health Care Authorization Act of 2009

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 30-Jul-2009

    In the coming days the Senate will consider S. 252, the Veterans Health Care Authorization Act of 2009. Among the provisions of the bill, the legislation authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs(VA) to provide care to veterans with traumatic brain injury through contracts with non-VA providers when necessary. Call your Senators today to encourage passage of S. 252! Click the “call ...
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  • Appropriations Update, House Appropriations Full Committee

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 27-Jul-2009

    On July 17, 2009, the House Appropriations Full Committee acted on legislation that would fund labor, health and education programs for Fiscal Year 2010. The overall numbers for this year’s reported bill are as follows: Bill Total 2009 Comparable: $155.049 billion President’s Request: $160.706 billion Committee Mark: $160.654 billion Currently, further details regarding TBI Act and TBI ...
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  • Health Care Reform Update, July 2009

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 27-Jul-2009

    This week the Senate, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved its draft Health Care Reform measure, and the Finance Committee is expected to begin consideration next week. In the House, the Education and Labor Committee approved its section of the bill (HR 3200) after a very long session lasting through the night on Thursday. The Ways and Means Committee also finished ...
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  • Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Authorization

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 13-Jul-2009

    Next week the 2010 Defense Authorization bill is expected to dominate debate on the Senate floor. The bill was reported as an original bill by the Senate Armed Services Committee on June 2, 2009. It is important to note that BIAA’s cognitive rehabilitation position paper was referenced in the official Committee Report that was released last week as saying, “The committee notes that the ...
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  • Health Care Reform Update, July 2009

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 13-Jul-2009

    This week the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has been continuing to consider its version of the health care overhaul, while the Finance Committee has yet to begin formal markups, but continues to discuss policy behind closed doors. In the House, The chairmen of the Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, and Ways and Means Committees are working on a final draft of a bill ...
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