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.
All you need to do to help is click here, and you’ll go to our AOPA Votes site—there you can look at a sample letter we have prepared for you, one that provides the reasons why your legislator needs to help.
You’ll be asked to fill in your name, address, zip code (plus 4 is best) and phone number—that will allow us to identify your legislators by name. You’ll have the chance to edit the letter as you like to express exactly what you want to say. When you are satisfied, press “send” and your letter will go straight to your legislator.
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