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Brain Injury Association of America January 2017 Update

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Legislation, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
January 13, 2017 Senate Votes to Repeal ACA in Budget Resolution The Senate conducted a “vote-a-rama” Wednesday night until early Thursday morning considering a number of amendments supported by Democrats to S. Con. Res. 3, the budget resolution bill, to stall the total repeal of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act (ACA). The… Continue Reading

Legislative Update July 2016 Congress Goes Home

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Legislation, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Resources, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAAJuly 2016 Here is the legislative update from the Center for Neuroskills and the Brain Injury Association of America. With Congress adjourned and in their home districts, advocates have an excellent opportunity to speak out about brain injury. Many are campaigning to be re-elected and other candidates are campaigning to take their jobs. They, along… 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

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

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

Brain Injury Association of American Legislative Update Feb 2015

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The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to post this legislative update here. February 27, 2015 Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill Please join the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, chaired by Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), and the Brain Injury Association of America for Brain Injury Awareness Day… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association Of America Legislative Update December 2014

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Personal Injury, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) asked me to share this Legislative Update for December 2014. Congress returned from the Thanksgiving holiday this week to address a number of pending issues, including appropriations to keep the federal government running past Dec. 11, when the current Continuing Resolution (CR) funding government ends. Also on their… 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

TBI Act Reauthorization 2012

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The Brain Injury Association Grassroots has asked me to forward this TBI Act Reauthorization.  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… Continue Reading

Legislation Update April 2012

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 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 Appropriations Update March 2011

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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

Brain Injury Association Legislative Update March 2011

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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

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 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

Brain Injury Association Update

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 This is the latest from the Traumatic Brain Injury Association Legislative Update:   This week House Republicans previewed a spending measure that would cut $74 billion in non-security spending from President Obama’s 2011 budget request. In addition, appropriators are trying to find billions more in spending cuts, as leaders work to put together a bill… Continue Reading

Health Care Reform Update from Brain Injury Association of America

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 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

Latest Update from BIAA

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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

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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

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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

Legislative Update April 2010

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The Brain Injury Association of America continues to update us: On Thursday, April 22, 2010, the Senate cleared an omnibus veterans’ health care measure that provides important assistance to both veterans and caregivers. S. 1963, as modified by the House, includes nearly $1.6 billion in authorizations for programs designed to aid caregivers of eligible veterans.  … Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAA Unveils 2010 Legislative Fact Sheets On March 3, 2010, BIAA made available its 2010 legislative fact sheets. The fact sheets outline the agenda for this year including, access to care for both civilian and military populations, TBI Act and research funding, TBI Act reauthorization, caregiver assistance, and support for the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force… Continue Reading