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The Triple A Study Act (S.1089/H.R.2461) has been reintroduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives! Ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor this important legislation.

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Support the Triple A Study Act

The Triple A Study Act will identify the best care practices for people living with limb loss and limb differences so they can be replicated across health systems to improve the health of our community.

The problem is that two-thirds of people living with limb loss and limb difference never receive a prosthetic device, but there is little analysis to explain why.  The analysis that does exist is difficult to compare between providers.

The Triple A Study Act solves that problem by identifying directing the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study barriers to care for assistive technologies and evaluate how those affect patient outcomes by comparing results across Medicare, the VA, and private insurers.  It examines specific challenges, including the affordability of devices, how often people are denied coverage, and if patients can return to work.

This legislation has bipartisan support and its analysis will help improve care for millions of people living with limb loss and limb difference.

Ask your Senators and Representative to support the Triple A Study Act!

Support Funding for the National Limb Loss Resource Center®

Have you ever had a peer visit?  Joined a support group?  Attended the Amputee Coalition’s annual National Conference or a Limb Loss Education Day?  Has your child spent a week at Youth Camp?  Have you ever read one of our publications, like First Step or Take a Seat, Check Your Feet?  Those resources are made possible by funding for the National Limb Loss Resource Center.

The Amputee Coalition operates the National Limb Loss Resource Center through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Funding for the National Limb Loss Resource Center is decided every year through the Congressional appropriations process.  No ACL funding is ever used for lobbying purposes.

If you want to ensure that the Amputee Coalition can continue to provide the support services, informational materials, and events you’ve come to count on, we need to you to ask your Senators and Representative to support funding for the National Limb Loss Resource Center!


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