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Consumer group: 'We can't align ourselves completely with the industry'

August 25, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Here's a good example of the potential damage a consumer group can do (in this case, the AARP) when its views and the industry's views don't match up. So, when I saw the news that the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) plans to poll wheelchair users on their ability to access appropriate technology and service, I thought: That's great; they're finally concerned that the average 27% reimbursement cut to power wheelchairs in 2006 and the 9.5% reimbursement cut in 2009 have affected access. I...

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