Danville Express

Newsfront - July 24, 2009

McNerney bill to provide aid to injured vets

A bill authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (D. 11th) aimed at providing help for veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries has been incorporated into the comprehensive Veterans' Insurance and Health Care Improvements act and passed by the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs.

The bill will establish a special panel within Veterans Affairs to assess its current capacity to treat veteran's with traumatic brain injuries as well as make recommendations on developing policies for care and rehabilitation. It will also establish education and training programs for VA health workers specifically tailored to the needs of veterans suffering brain injury.

With the committee's approval, the Insurance and Health Care Improvements Act will now go before the full House of Representatives for consideration.


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