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One Limb for Life campaign seeks to end NY prosthetic limb restrictions

March 27, 2015

Progressive O&P, based in Albertson, N.Y., announced it is leading a campaign to change the “one prosthesis per limb per lifetime” restriction under New York state’s benchmark health insurance plan.

The One Limb for Life campaign is supported by groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics and the Amputee Coalition, and its online petition has gained more than 5,000 signatures in just over 2 weeks, according to a press release.

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