Yes, in some states, amputees who are Medicaid beneficiaries are being denied access to the artificial limbs and customized bracing. They are entitled to their mobility.
The best thing that you can do to help is communicate to your state and federal legislators, and ask them to make sure this doesn´t happen in your state.
Visit the AOPA
Limbs Are Essential webpage for more information and the opportunity to contact your legislator.
Louisville, KY. – Kentucky Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. recently fit tornado victim Stephanie Decker with the Genium™ Bionic Prosthetic System and Harmony Triton System for her bilateral amputations.continued »
Louisville, KY. – Kentucky Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. recently fit Paralympic hopeful Oksana Masters with the Genium™ Bionic Prosthetic System, the first intelligent prosthetic system ever created and the result of a five year collaboration between the U.S. Military and prosthetic manufacturer Otto Bock HealthCare.continued »
Louisville, KY. – Rob Jones and Oksana Masters are two enthusiastic adaptive rowers, who have their dreams set on representing the United States in London 2012. The partnership pairs these two amazing athletes with the combined support of Athletes Without Limits, Louisville Rowing Club and the Paralympic Military Program and has proved to be a new force in the adaptive rowing community.continued »