Congress Focuses On Cognitive Treatment For Troops With Traumatic Brain InjuriesProPublica/NPR: More Than 70 Members Of Congress Demand Cognitive Treatment For Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries
A bipartisan group of 74 lawmakers issued a letter Friday demanding that the Pentagon's health plan cover a treatment for brain-injured soldiers known as cognitive rehabilitation therapy. ... Official Pentagon figures show that nearly 200,000 troops have suffered traumatic brain injuries since 2001, though our investigation found evidence suggesting the true toll is far higher (Miller, 2/4). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.