Hopeful Outlook for 2009
One of my favorite brain injury advocates, Laura Schiebelhut, included a hopeful paragraph in her recent newsletter about brain injury legislative initiatives. It reads:
"The outcomes of the recent November election have dramatically changed the political landscape in Washington, D.C., and a number of factors have come together to create the best opportunity for reforming the nation's health care system in well over a decade. In short, it is a realistic possibility that major health care reform of some kind could be enacted in 2009. Certainly, there will be no shortage of serious efforts by the nation's policymakers to overhaul the health care system as we know it today, and several proposals are already circulating."
With the new year fast approaching and new resolutions starting to surface, I encourage each of you to consider signing up for the Brain Injury Association of America's Action Alerts. Throughout the year, you'll have opportunities to lend your support (usually by simply emailing your state representatives), and add your voice to thousands who are calling out for reform.