National Defense Authorization Update
As reported in a previous edition of Policy Corner, the Senate version of this year’s National Defense Authorization bill includes an amendment that authorizes the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program for providing cognitive rehabilitation therapy services under TRICARE.
As the House and Senate meet to debate the differences in the two versions in order to craft a final bill, BIAA has increased awareness among House members serving on the Armed Services Committee of the amendment and its importance to returning service members sufferring from TBI.
This week, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. and Congressman Todd Platts, co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, sent a letter to members of both the House and Senate Armed Services Committee members urging their support in preserving this amendment in the final bill. A copy of the letter can be viewed on our web site, or by clicking the link below: