On Thursday, June 24, 2010, Senate Democrats' long effort to pass a package of tax cut extensions collapsed stopping the proposed extension of enhanced federal Medicaid funding to states in its tracks amid worries of the increased federal deficit. Without the extension, the elevated federal Medicaid funding will expire on December 31, 2010, halfway through the fiscal year for states.
BIAA has advocated vigorously to ensure that this increased funding would be extended through June 2011, and we will continue to fight to pass this legislation.
National Intrepid Center of Excellence
This week, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a privately-funded medical facility designed to treat service members suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions, opened its doors at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The 72,000-square-foot facility will provide rehabilitation care to military patients and veterans with mild to moderate brain injuries.
BIAA is encouraged by the support for the facility and will lend a hand in any way we can to ensure its success!