Advocating for Better Wheelchairs

| April 17, 2013

HR 942 sponsors (Reps. Crowley and Sensenbrenner) were greeted by consumers, suppliers, clinicians and manufacturers at a breakfast meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2013. Photo: Paul J. Tobin with Gerry Dickerson (left) and Congressman Joseph Crowley (right). Courtesy of Tom Borcherding.

United Spinal’s President Paul J. Tobin and UsersFirst advocates recently met with over 220 elected officials in Washington, D.C. to call for greater access to complex rehab technology.

Complex rehab technology–or properly configured wheelchairs and other mobility equipment–enables wheelchair users and other people with disabilities to live the lives we choose. It keeps us moving. It allows us to do what we love. And most importantly, it enables us to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way. Isn’t that what life’s all about? If you’re stuck at home with a cruddy wheelchair, that isn’t much of a life.

There is a bill that will ensure access to this complex equipment, it’s called HR 942. The bill was introduced by Joe Crowley (D-14th NY) as a co-sponsor with Jim Sensenbrenner (R-5th WI).

You can support this bill by contacting your representative.

 

 

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