BIAA Notice Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Today, March 2, 2011, USA Today issued a story about access to a continuum of care following brain injury. BIAA contributed to its contents and is pleased by how  accurately USA Today reported the need for individuals who sustain brain injuries to access medically-necessary rehabilitation of sufficient scope, intensity and duration from licensed professionals in accredited settings to regain the physical abilities and cognitive skills needed to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives.

To follow up on the information presented by USA Today, BIAA recommends everyone check their health insurance plan to make sure they're adequately covered in case of a serious injury. BIAA will continue to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to consider catastrophic injury in formulating regulations for the essential health benefits package under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.