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Report: PE-backed companies bad for patients

November 16, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A new report from the Private Equity Stakeholder Project and the National Disability Rights Network highlights the toll the PE business model has had on people who rely on durable medical equipment.  The report finds:  Private equity firms have increasingly bought up DME manufacturers and suppliers and consolidated them. Through aggressive debt-funded growth strategies, a handful of private equity-owned DME companies have grown from nonexistence to industry...

Disability Rights, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Private Equity

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Permobil Foundation honors Judy Heumann 

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Permobil Foundation honors Judy Heumann 

October 11, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation has named Judy Heumann, the “mother of disability rights,” as the recipient of its Hero Award. “For more than 30 years, Judy has been involved on the international front working with disabled people’s organizations and governments around the world to advance the human rights of disabled people,” said Ashley Davis, executive director of the Permobil Foundation. “The impact she has had, and the lives she has improved,...

Disability Rights, Hero Award, Judy Heumann, Permobil Foundation, Roll the Dice

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