Strength in Numbers?

June 2005
PN;Jun2005, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p62
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the mobility needs of people with disabilities in the U.S. Mobility equipment the disabled people use today differs from the wheelchairs people see in airports or a local hospital's emergency room. Today's wheelchairs are far more mobile and efficient than the ones that were used 20 years ago, and if fit properly it will keep the independence of disabled people intact for many more years. The Medicare, Medicaid, and even private insurance reimbursement for a performance wheelchair is not very good in most cases these days, and with the healthcare costs already high, disabled people may see even more problems in getting the equipment they desperately need in the future.


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