Dear Editor: Currently, due to archaic insurance regulations, prosthetic care is being put out of reach for many amputees in Wisconsin. Insurance plans are restricting or even eliminating coverage for prostheses. This is a matter that Congress must address.
In return for premiums paid for private health insurance, consumers expect to be covered for catastrophic illness or injury. They expect that their monthly premiums will provide them with the most basic of care, including prostheses.
Morgan Sheets, national advocacy director, Amputee Coalition of America, Washington, D.C.A letter to the editor.