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BIAA, Others Call on Policymakers to Reject Health Policies That Discriminate

April 14, 2021

Nurse guides patient in wheelchair toward group of medical professionals

Fairfax, Va. – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) joined with 80 national organizations to sign a letter to lawmakers urging them to reject policies that reinforce health inequities and discriminate against people with disabilities and chronic conditions and older adults.

The letter calls on policymakers to condemn policies that would rely on the Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) or similar metrics that fail to account for those who are not average. It also asks policymakers to work to ensure that the most vulnerable populations among us, including people with brain injuries, will not be denied coverage or access to high quality health care based on discriminatory measurements of a treatment’s value.

BIAA was pleased to sign this open letter. To read the official press release, please visit CancerCare‘s announcement here.

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About the Brain Injury Association of America:

The Brain Injury Association of America is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury.