Update: First-month purchase option
The Senate Finance Committee has corrected an error in its draft healthcare reform bill that states the elimination of the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs will take effect next year. It will take effect in 2011, according to Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility Products. “That essentially buys us 12 more months,” he said. "Clearly, we're still working to advance an alternative, but it's a positive development."