During the recent Congressional discussions on the SCHIP legislation, it was proposed that Medicare recipients who are elderly and/or disabled receive a 13 month rental of power chairs rather than owning them. This language, although it was eventually dropped. may surface again during further discussion.
This change would further immobilize the disability community, which is already struggling to gain mobility under current benefits. Please take a moment to read the article above, find out what proposals that affect our community are being discussed and consider writing your Congressman or woman to explain how such language would affect you and others in the disability community.
Those of us in the disability community need to find our voice and then speak up - before changes like this are voted for by our representatives who may not understand our needs.