20 Jul 2019

Former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson joins dozens of experts and advocates in support of S.546/H.968

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts thanks everyone who attended the hearing last week in support of S.546/H.968: Improving Lives by Ensuring Access to Brain Injury Treatment (Cognitive Rehabilitation). A surprise guest, Ted Johnson, former Patriots linebacker and Superbowl champion joined the many medical experts and individual survivors who spoke in favor of the bill. 

While the hearing was an important early step in the legislative process, we need to build on our momentum and ask the members of the Joint Financial Services Committee to vote in favor of the bill so that it can advance to the next committee.  

Latest news coverage:
You may have seen coverage of the hearing on WCVB Channel 5. Ted Johnson also appears on WGBH’s Greater Boston with Jim Braude this week as well. Below are clips of both segments. 



This bill will ensure that commercial health insurance plans include post-acute cognitive rehabilitation for individuals with brain injury. Today, there are Massachusetts residents who do not have this coverage under their current plans – this legislation would mean better access to care for people who need it!

How can I get involved?
1)    Send an email to your local legislators to ask them to support the bill:

  1.  Click this link  
  2. Enter your name and address 
  3. Personalize the letter if you wish with a few words about why this bill is important to you
  4. Send!

​It only takes a minute to make a difference.

Thank you for your support!

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

P.S. This bill is a clear way to increase access to services and improve health outcomes. Please take a moment now to  send a message that you support increasing access to these proven rehabilitative services!