Welcome to Heads Up, Phones Down
The Mission of Heads Up Phones Down is to provide education on brain injuries, provide insight on the dangers of texting while driving, to help provide services to those in need, and to help people achieve their maximum potential in life.
NO-FAULT ALERT/ACTION REQUESTED – MEDICARE CARVE OUT LEGISLATION
The House Insurance Committee is getting ready to introduce the Farrington Medicare Bill (HB 4959): that would give Medicare-eligible citizens the option to opt out of mandatory no-fault coverage.
Allowing people who are over 65 years old to opt out of no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) coverage is inherently misleading. It suggests that seniors no longer need no-fault PIP coverage because they are eligible for Medicare, yet the truth is that Medicare does not cover a large number of critical services that are covered under no-fault. As a result, seniors would no longer have access to services needed to maximize the chances of recovery from an auto accident.
There are still discussions taking place about possible changes to the bill, and it's expected to move to the Committee floor when a new package is ready. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates - we'll keep you posted as to when to convene in Lansing.
In the meantime, we encourage you to visit our CAPWIZ site and send a drafted letter using the link below to your representative letting them know how you feel about HB 4959.
Click on the link below to email a letter (or you may print and mail it)
Preview Brandon's story on the Ask Dr. Nandi TV show below.....
La Forest will share his knowledge of brain injury and recovery and the dangers of texting while driving when he appears at the annual SLS State Conference on November 11th 2013.
La Forest will share his knowledge of brain injury and recovery and the dangers of texting while driving when he appears for a speech at Grosse Ile High School on November 15th 2013.
La Forest shared his knowledge of brain injury and recovery when he appeared on a taping of the Ask Dr. Handi TV show on July 27th 2013. Air dates of the show on TV will be posted when known. Stay tuned....
Provide people education on brain injuries, stop texting while driving, help provide services to people in need and to help people achieve their maximum potential in life.
La Forest is adamant about sharing his story with others. Citing his own experiences, he says that anytime a doctor or anyone else said he could not do something, it only inspired him to push harder.
Please visit the web store and show your
support for not texting and driving by ordering a tee shirt or wrist band. A percentage
of the proceeds will be used to help others in the community.
More speeches coming soon...