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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 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

Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update for May 2015

Posted in Legislation, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to share this May 2015 Legislative Update.  Here it is: National Institutes of Health Caucus formed in the United States Senate On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) caucus. The Senators will co-chair the caucus… 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

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to post their legislative update for my readers. 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… Continue Reading

Legislative Update June 2012

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 The Brain Injury Association of America has asked me to post this legislative update: Appropriations Update The Senate Appropriations Committee provides $9,760,000 for the Traumatic Brain Injury program. This amount is the same as the fiscal year 2012 comparable level and the budget request. The program supports implementation and planning grants to States for coordination… 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

Brain Injury Association

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on Accessible Technology On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on accessible technology. Chairman Harkin (D-IA) spoke about how America is at a critical juncture in technological development related to education. Technology can either be used in… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Business Practice College 2012

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
 The Brain Injury Association is conducting its 2012 Brain Injury Business Practice College in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration is now open for the Brain Injury Association of America’s (BIAA’s) 2012 Brain Injury Business Practice College.  The 2012 conference will offer sessions on the following hot topics, among others:   Business Practices and Metrics  Change and Influence … Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association of America Position on Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, TBI - What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Brain Injury Association of America published its position paper on the definition of traumatic brain injury entitled Conceptualizing Brain Injury as a Chronic Disease.  The organization tasked with providing legislation and lobbying for victims of traumatic brain injury, published its paper in 2009. The gist of the paper is that traumatic brain injury is… 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 Association Appropriations Update March 2011

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The Brain Injury Association of America and the Center for Neuro Skills and Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Centers & Specialty Hospital, request I forward this update.  Appropriations Update On Friday, March 11, 2011, the House Appropriations Committee will unveil a three-week continuing resolution (CR) that will extend FY10 funding through April 8, 2011. The current CR is set… Continue Reading

Gabrielle Giffords Getting Care Not Typically Offered By Insurance

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
One of the most disconcerting realities of Traumatic Brain Injury is getting the care covered by most insurance.  What we as a nation are seeing for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is not what normally occurs. ABC did a piece on how insurance companies deny coverage for treatiment of traumatic brain injury.  Check it out here. While… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association Legislative Update March 2011

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
This is the latest from the Brain Injury Association of America:  BIAA Unveils 2011 Legislative Fact Sheets This week, BIAA released it 2011 legislative fact sheets highlighting critical public policy issues for people with brain injury including access to care, research, TBI Act appropriations and reauthorization, military, and membership in the Congressional Brain Injury Task… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association Update

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
 The Brain Injury Association requested that I send this to my readers: After analyzing the President’s proposed FY2012 budget, we are 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 to receive at least the same funding found… Continue Reading

Health Care Reform Update from Brain Injury Association of America

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
 The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to post this update on this blog: At the request of the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is spearheading a study that will make recommendations on the criteria and methods for determining and updating the essential health benefits… Continue Reading

Surviving Brain Injury

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature
Gary Prowe of Gainesville, Florida has published a book entitled Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, From the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility. Susan H. Connors, the president of the Brain Injury Association of America has written the foreword to this easy-to-read guidebook, which is intended for families in the first… 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

Latest Update from BIAA

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
This is the latest as reported by the Brain Injury Association of America: Federal TBI Program Update On June 15, 2010, BIAA and other TBI stakeholders met with Mary Wakefield, the Administrator of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to discuss the future of the federal TBI program, one of… 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