Traumatic brain injuries affect 2.5 million high school students every year, in addition to elderly patients and athletes in contact sports. These injuries can have significant consequences, including death. Federal funding for both prevention and research are needed in this case.
General taxpayer money shouldn’t be used to fund traumatic brain injury research. Instead, NFL games should be subject to a $1 excise tax per ticket, so those who support one of the main causes of traumatic brain injuries contribute to these injuries’ research and prevention.