We are pleased to announce that Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02) have reintroduced the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act, or Triple A Study Act (S.1089/H.R.2461)! It will identify the best care practices for people living with limb loss or limb difference so they can be replicated across health systems to improve the health of our community.
Ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor this important legislation!
- On the right-hand side of this page, scroll down and enter your home contact information so our system can match you to your Members of Congress. If you live in Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina CD-1, or Kentucky CD-2, then you will also be able to send a separate thank you note to your Member for reintroducing the Triple A Study Act.
- Please personalize your message by sharing your experience with limb loss or limb difference in the box just below the subject line.
- Click the orange "Send Message" button and your message will be sent to your Senators and Representative in Congress.
As you may know, legislation needs to pass both chambers of Congress, so having the Triple A Study Act reintroduced in the Senate and House shows strong support for our policy priorities and is an important step toward final passage.
Why is this bill important? Two-thirds of people living with limb loss and limb difference never receive a prosthetic device, but there is little analysis to explain why. The Triple A Study Act solves that problem by directing the non-partisan Government Accountability Office to study barriers to care for assistive technologies, including prosthetic devices, and evaluate how those affect patient outcomes by comparing results across Medicare, the VA, and private insurers. It examines specific challenges, including the affordability of devices, how often people are assessed or denied coverage, and if patients can return to work.
Our community is very excited about this bill. Its analysis will help improve care for millions of people living with limb loss and limb difference.
Here’s how you can help: ask your Senators and Representative to cosponsor the Triple A Study Act to help the limb loss and limb difference our community! Our simple, online form makes it easy, and there is plenty of room for you to share your personal story.
We’re grateful to Senators Duckworth and Blackburn and Representatives Butterfield and Guthrie for their leadership on behalf of our community, and, with your help, we can get this bill across the finish line and signed into law!