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 Brain Injury
Association of America has recognized the benefits of cognitive rehabilitation
therapy for brain injuries, and that there is a growing body of scientific
evidence to support its efficacy.”
BIAA will continue to watch the bill as it is considered next week and
advocate for the inclusion of cognitive rehabilitation within TRICARE
coverage for returning service members.