Kaitlyn’s Law could end military family’s insurance nightmare

Kaitlyn Samuels has made great strides since first attending equine therapy sessions at Rocky Top Therapy Center. : Photo courtesy of Americans for Kaitlyn Samuels
Kaitlyn Samuels has made great strides since first attending equine therapy sessions at Rocky Top Therapy Center. : Photo courtesy of Americans for Kaitlyn Samuels

By Claire St. Amant | Culture Map Dallas

Kaitlyn Samuels, the daughter of a Navy captain, has been fighting cerebral palsy, scoliosis and other complications of a rare brain disorder for her whole 16 years of life. But her battle with Tricare, a healthcare program for uniformed service members, might soon be coming to a close.

That’s because U.S. representatives Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) have filed a bill to create Kaitlyn’s Law. The federal legislation would make it illegal for Tricare to deny doctor-prescribed physical therapy that uses a horse as a tool.

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If you’d like to discuss equine law, contact Adam Trenk, director of Rose Law Group Equine Law Department, atrenk@roselawgroup.com

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