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Amputee Coalition: National Conference and Legislative Update

It’s a busy week over at the Amputee Coalition. Two big pieces of news have come out, and both require action on your part. First, registration is now open for the organization’s annual conference. The all-online event will take place August 19 through 22, with tracks on health and wellness, work and career, youth and...


How to Win Your Insurance Appeal in 5 Easy Steps

Ali Ingersoll has waged war on the insurance industry so many times she’s almost starting to have fun doing it. She never enjoys the dozens of hours she spends gathering paperwork, sitting on hold, or slashing through the thicket of rules and regs that govern insurance appeals. But when you go through all that and...


Fair Insurance for Amputees: The State of the States

Twenty years ago this month, Colorado became the first state to mandate fair and reasonable insurance coverage for prosthetic devices. Known colloquially as the Prosthetic Parity Act, the Colorado law required private health insurers to offer coverage at the same level as Medicare: 80 percent coverage with no lifetime benefit cap.


Black Lives, Black Limbs

No matter the color of an amputee’s skin or the size of their paycheck, the challenges of limb loss are relatively equal from person to person. But the causes of amputation aren't equal.