Senate leaders recently announced that the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill will not progress any further. The bill was one of many attempts by legislators – mostly Republican representatives – to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it was coined by the public. If it had been successful, massive amounts of funding would have been removed from organizations researching the causes and potential treatments of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
From everyone at Scarlett Law Group, we would like to extent a heartfelt thank you to all the brain injury research advocates that have been campaigning alongside us to defeat this bill. Our San Francisco personal injury attorneys have been following the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill and others like it for quite some time, urging readers, clients, friends, family, and peers to do what was possible to shut it down. The collective group effort to spread awareness of the bill’s downsides and what it would do to crucial brain injury research and treatment options for millions of Americans is a true success story of which we can all be proud.
However, we must not rest on our laurels after this legislative victory. The fight to keep funding for brain injury research and healthcare in the hands of the less fortunate is in no way over yet. Several key GOP representatives have promised that their effort to repeal Obamacare is not finished and perhaps will never finish. There is already talk of serious healthcare and tax reform that could be tied to the 2018 fiscal budget that would do the same or similar damage as the Graham-Cassidy bill would have if it had been approved.
If we want to ensure that healthcare and brain injury foundations remain and continue to improve, it will take continuous focus and motivation from all of us to keep protesting bills that would do otherwise. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has been a strong advocate and integral player in this ongoing legislative battle. Wherever there is the threat of a bill that would dampen brain injury research and treatment options, you can bet that BIAA and Scarlett Law Group will be there to contest it. For additional information about BIAA's advocacy efforts and what you can do to help, visit BIAA's website, Facebook page, and other social media channels. You can also keep an eye on our blog for entries about critical news stories and updates.
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