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What sort of coverage: Amputees fight caps in coverage for prosthetics

In Ableism, Disability, Law and public policy, Public policy on June 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm

By Dave Gram, Associated Press

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – After bone cancer forced the amputation of her right leg below the knee, Eileen Casey got even more bad news: Her insurer told her that she had spent her $10,000 lifetime coverage limit on her temporary limb and that the company wouldn’t pay for a permanent one……more here

Comment: On the one hand society promotes a body image and a social environment that seems to make legs essential (most places are still not set up for non-leg modes of movement), and on the other hand they are not willing to enable one to have the legs.
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