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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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Members of Congress sign AOPA letter

April 17, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Thirty-five members of Congress—19 Democrats, 16 Republicans—agreed to sign a letter presented to them by members of American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) regarding CMS audit procedures, according to an article form healio.com. The effort was initiated by those who attended the AOPA Forum March 11-12, when individuals tried to persuade congressional representatives to sign a letter from Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., addressed to...

AOPA, Brett Guthrie, CMS, HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, OIG, OPGA, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Tammy Duckworth


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