Vermont Gov. James Douglas, R, has signed S.B. 280, a bill that will require state-regulated health insurers to cover orthotic and prosthetic care for amputees.
The Amputee Coalition of America, Knoxville, Tenn., has been mounting a major campaign to promote state and federal prosthetic parity bills. Vermont now is the 10th state to have a prosthetic care parity law on the books.
The other states with prosthetic care mandate laws are California, Colorado, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, California and Oregon.