Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Prosthetics on 60 Minutes

Prosthetic advancements were featured on 60 minutes recently. These stories, while inspiring, do not expose the dirty secret, that those amputees who work, have insurance and pay taxes will not have access to modern technology. Heck, the C-leg is something like 10-15 years old now - ancient by technological standards - but still more than the Health Care Commission can wrap their head around. Until either the cost of prosthetics decrease or the parity bill passes, these kind of advanced prosthetics will not be an option for the average working stiff.

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1 comment:

  1. I was excited when I saw the program, but I got a little irritated when they focused on one part of society as potential recipients for this technology. God bless the military for they certainly deserve it, but shouldn't ALL amputees be equally blessed with the ability to go about their lives?


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