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Traumatic Brain Injury Victims versus President Trump and Republican Congress

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAAThe Brain Injury Association of America enriches us with activity in government updates.  Of particular interest is the deconstruction of our nation’s health care. The Affordable Care Act is being dismantled in favor of a yet unknown substitute. Recently President Trump called for an investigation of alleged Obama wire taps accusing President Obama of listening… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update June 2016

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
BIAAQuick Links BIAA Government Affairs BIAA Home Page Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) Find BIAA in Your State Brain Injury Preferred Attorneys BIAA Career Center   BIAA Policy Corner is a update on federal policy activity related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is published weekly when Congress is in session. The Brain… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association of America Survey

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAA Survey The Brain Injury Association of America has asked me to forward this message on to my reader Affordable Care Act Consumer Survey The Brain Injury Association of America is conducting a survey to better understand whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is meeting the needs of individuals with brain injuries. If you have health… Continue Reading

BIAA Update October 2015

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to pass along this new information: BIAA Meets with Leadership at ACL As reported in Policy Corner, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell relocated the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Grant Program from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to… Continue Reading

Congress Avoids Government Shutdown

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAAThe Brain Injury Association of America has asked me to post the below information.  Read on… Congress Avoids Government Shutdown On Wednesday, the House cleared, with a 277-151 vote, a two-month stopgap spending bill (Continuing Resolution-CR) that will avert a government shutdown. Earlier in the day, the Senate passed the measure with a 78-20 vote.… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association Legislative Update July 2015

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Hearing Held on Social Security Disability System This week, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to debate an overhaul of the bankrupt Social Security Disability System. Lawmakers are looking to amend the system to encourage work. Experts testified the system is overly complicated, promotes fear among beneficiaries, and creates disincentives to return… Continue Reading

Representative Pascrell Introduces Legislation Requiring Stronger Standards for Youth Football Helmets

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Rep. Pascrell Introduces Legislation Requiring Stronger Standards for Youth Football Helmets Bill Would Help Protect Young Athletes from Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to pass this legislative update on to my readers. WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury… Continue Reading

Legislation Update April 2012

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
 TBI Act Reauthorization 2012 The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act, H.R. 4238 was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Representative Todd Russell Platts (R-PA) on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the House of Representatives. Please call your Representative today to ask him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 4238. Specifically, BIAA would like constituents… Continue Reading

President Obama’s Proposed Traumatic Brain Injury Funding

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
This is just in from the Brain Injury Association of Nevada.  President Obama’s Proposed FY2013 Budget and TBI Funding  After analyzing President Barack Obama’s proposed FY2013 budget, BIAA is pleased to report that programs authorized by the TBI Act, including the HRSA Federal TBI Program and the CDC’s important TBI work have both been recommended… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association of Nevada

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The Brain Injury Association of Nevada, a fully affiliated chapter of the Brain Injury Association of America, is up and running. Jodi Sabal, Nevada Community Enrichment Program (NCEP) Director, is President.  NCEP is part of Nevada’s Aging & Disability Services and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Her efforts in getting the affiliation completed should be applauded.  I know from… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Business Practice College 2011 Brain Injury Association of America

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injury 2011 Business Practice College Brain Injury Association of America authorizes me to post the following upcoming event: Register Now for BIAA’s 2011 Brain Injury Business Practice College The Brain Injury Association of America will present 2011 Brain Injury Business Practice College at The Menger Hotel in San Antonio, TX on February 22-24,… Continue Reading

Legislative Update September 2010

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The Brain Injury Association of America authorizes this update: Appropriations Update This week Congress weighed the possibility of utilizing a stopgap funding measure to keep much of the government running in the new fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. However, it is not yet clear if Congress will opt to approve a stand-alone continuing resolution (CR),… Continue Reading

Episode 2 – What is a Brain Injury Case Worth?

Posted in Transcript
What is a Brain Injury Case Worth? Episode 2 Brain injury comes in many shapes and sizes. The proverbial “one size fits all” does not apply. Although there are many similar characteristics with most brain injuries they are not all the same. For instance, brain injury often results in short term memory loss and difficulty… Continue Reading

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The Brain Injury Association of America posts the following update: Tell your Senators to Extend Extra Medicaid Funding Through June 2011! It is important that all grassroots advocates unite to support the extension of the current elevated Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage (FMAP) that is currently being debated in the Senate and will be very important… Continue Reading

Legislative Update May 21 2010

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
BIAA continues providing updates at the legislative level. CDC Forms Disability and Health Work Group   Largely due to the advocacy of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that they will form the first Disability and Health Work Group to advance the health of… Continue Reading

BIAA Legislative Update May 2010

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
BIAA reports the following" BIAA Endorses the Christopher Bryski Student Loan Protection Act This week, BIAA joined Congressman John Adler in support of a bill that would ensure a method be in place when applying for Federal or Private student loans to designate who will make decisions on your behalf regarding all medical, financial, and… Continue Reading

The Health Care in Jeopardy

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The Brain Injury Association of America reports the following legislative update. CALL THE CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD AT 800-828-0498 Over the past week, you may have seen news reports suggesting that health care reform is in serious jeopardy. WE MUST INSIST THAT CONGRESS COMPLETE HEALTH CARE REFORM NOW! Too many Americans with disabilities and chronic conditions are… Continue Reading

Health Care Update

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The BIAA has posted this Health Care Update: On December 24, 2009, the Senate advanced its version of health care reform, opening the doors for negotiation with the House to reconcile differences between the two bills. This week, negotiators worked to arrive at an agreement in principle to meld the bills, in the hope that… Continue Reading

BIAA

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Brain Injury Association of America has long been a leading advocate for victims of brain injury.  I have been fortunate over the past few years to serve on the executive planning committee for the annual Brain Injury Conference in Las Vegas.  The BIAA’s mission is to educate.  In that context, the BIAA offers plaintiff and… Continue Reading

BIAA Health Care Reform Update

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
 The Brain Injury Association of America’s Sarah D’Orsie reports: Health Care Reform Update On November 7, 2009, the House of Representatives approved their health care reform overhaul package by a vote of 220-215.  The bill includes the provisions below: (provided by Congressional Quarterly, CQ Today) Coverage Requirements Individual Mandate * Requires nearly all individuals to… Continue Reading

Brain Imaging FAQs

Posted in TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Neuroimaging
The Brain Injury Association of America publishes this information regarding frequently asked questions about Brain Imaging.  I pass this along for my readers.  Brain Imaging: Understanding the Basics  Frequently Asked Questions  1 – What is brain imaging?  Brain imaging allows scientists and doctors to view and monitor the areas of the brain. Brain images can… Continue Reading

BIAA Update

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
Sarah D’Orsie of the Brain Injury Association of America provides the following update: Brain Injury Association of America Policy Corner E-Newsletter — July 10, 2009 A weekly update on federal policy activity related to traumatic brain injury __________________________________________________________________ In This Issue: Appropriations Update Health Care Reform Update Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Authorization _____________________________________________________________________ The Policy… Continue Reading

BIAA Legislative Update May 8

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The BIAA keeps us apprised of the latest legislation: Health Care Reform Update Lawmakers are now developing policy options that could become part of the national health care reform, but currently no legislation has been introduced and there are no specific bills to support or oppose. In anticipation of both proposed and final legislation, BIAA… Continue Reading

BIAA Update August 1

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
Susan Connors, president  of the BIAA, asked me to post this message. On behalf of the Brain Injury Association of America, I am thrilled to announce that yesterday a group of United States Senators, led by Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Barack Obama (D-IL), sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates calling on him to… Continue Reading