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Amputee community: Give us 'leg to stand on'

June 28, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - O&P stakeholders yesterday called on lawmakers to ensure that any healthcare reform plan does not return America to a pre-ACA world where amputees can't afford a leg.“Before ACA, amputation was considered a pre-existing condition and there were unreasonable limits in insurance coverage,” said Dr. Jeff Cain, a Denver-based physician and head of the advocacy program for the Amputee Coalition. “Without insurance, an amputee wouldn't be able to afford a leg to stand on.”Cain...

Adrianne Haslet, American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, Amputee Coalition, Prosthetic limbs, Tammy Duckworth

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