Alina Fong joins USBIA’s Public Policy Committee
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The New Mexico Brain Injury Alliance is working to introduce legislation create a law to require insurance coverage for services related to brain injury. The proposed legislation seeks to mandate integrated access to brain injury services across the continuum of care.
ABLE Act (September 29, 2014) Leading bipartisan Senate negotiators on the ABLE Act (S. 313/H.R. 647) have announced that they have reached an agreement to move forward on the bill. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) released a statement on September 19 that they have “reached a
Geoffrey Lauer, USBIA IA, Executive Director, testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on barriers to people with brain injury and other disabilities. Click the title above to see a picture of Lauer with Committee Chairman, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA). To see a video of the hearing, click here: http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=ff4d0969-5056-a032-521b-a692be939084
by Michelle Diament, Alliance for Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities A bill that would significantly limit young people with disabilities from entering sheltered workshop programs is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 415 to 6 Wednesday to approve the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Included in the bill are
USBIA is pleased to announce that provisions of a bill designed to serve veterans with brain injury is expected to become law in short order. The bill, Senate Bill No. 2607 (S.2607) is sponsored by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, is known as “The Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury Extension Act.”