The Amputee Coalition will focus on ensuring fair insurance coverage for prosthetics provided through Medicaid. We are actively seeking advocates to support these efforts.
The Oregon State Legislature passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2007. HB2517 received minimal opposition in both the House and the Senate and was signed into law by Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) on June 12th, 2007.
State Government Information
The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
Oregon’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Session runs from January until June in the first year and from February to May in the second.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two terms over a twelve year span. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Oregon Department of Insurance is housed in the Division of Financial Regulation. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Department provides information about insurance coverage and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.
The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts: