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 Vermont General Assembly passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2008. SB280 was signed into law by Jim Douglas (R) on April 23rd, 2008.
State Government Information
The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Republican Party controls the Office of the Governor.
Vermont’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Session runs from January until May in the first year and from January to March during the second.
The Office of Governor has an election every two years that coincides with Presidential and Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2020. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor is not limited to the number of terms they can serve. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Vermont Division of Insurance is housed in the Department of Financial Regulation. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Division 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:
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