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Infrastructure Bill Could Open New Doors for Amputees

It wasn’t easy, but Congress finally passed the much-debated bipartisan infrastructure bill last week. As we noted two months ago, when the Senate passed its version of the legislation, this bill includes some significant gains for amputees and other people with disabilities. The biggest of those is the $1.7 billion All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP),...


Bipartisan Senate Group Urges Medicare Changes

Tammy Duckworth, one of the Senate’s strongest advocates for disability rights and the only amputee currently serving in the chamber, is pushing for Medicare changes that would offer greater insurance coverage for wheelchair-using amputees, and might eventually impact the way Medicare covers prosthetic technology. “We write to request that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and...


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...