American Legion Pushes For Coverage of Treatment for Troops With Brain Injuries

Miller, T. Christian; Zwerdling, Daniel
January 2011
Pro Publica;1/ 2/2011, p12
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The article reports that the American Legion is asking the U.S. government to cover cognitive rehabilitation therapy for soldiers with brain injuries. It states that the organization has asked the healthcare program Tricare to include it but it has refused to do so citing lack of evidence supporting effectiveness of the therapy. It highlights that the therapy can cost more than 50,000 dollars per patient, though Tricare has mentioned that money is not the criteria for rejecting it.


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