AOPA: New coalition may help 10 to 12 Boston bombing amputees

Through its newly formed Coalition to Walk & Run Again, AOPA estimates that it will be able to assist 10 to 12 of the at least 15 victims of the Boston Marathon bombings who lost limbs and lack insurance to cover the medical costs for their prostheses. "We want to ensure that, in the midst of this horrific tragedy, these individuals are not further traumatized by the harsh and unreasonable limits that are present in all too many health-insurance policies today," said AOPA Executive Director Tom Fise. The new coalition has enlisted the help of device manufacturers and practitioners who will provide free prostheses and associated care.

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