ADVOCACY

Want to make your voice heard on issues affecting the limb loss/ difference community? Become an Amp'd Activist, and speak out on pending legislation and regulations that could affect you.

See our most recent Calls to Action, below.

December 11, 2019

H.R. 5262, the Medicare O&P Patient-Centered Care Act, contains provisions that would help (a) ensure that individuals with limb loss/difference receive care from a qualified clinician, (b) improve access to care, and (c) prevent fraud and abuse. Let your legislator know how this bill would, if implemented, help the limb loss/ difference community and protect Medicare from unscrupulous actors.

February 19, 2018

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 620 last week, a bill that would water down the civil rights of all disabled Americans by subjecting those rights to a waiting period. Let your Senators know how these proposed changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act could hurt the limb loss/ difference community.

November 15, 2017

The Senate has added a provision to its proposed tax reform bill that would eliminate the individual mandate to purchase health insurance. Let your Senators know how this proposal will hurt you and others in the limb loss/difference community by causing both your health insurance premiums and the number of people without insurance to rise.

September 22, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee is having a hearing Monday, September 25th, on the Graham-Cassidy Bill. The Committee will be permitting public comment via email. Use the model letter below to educate lawmakers about how Graham-Cassidy could affect you as a member of the limb loss/difference community. Email your thoughts to: GCHcomments@finance.senate.gov

CONNECTING WITH LEGISLATORS

More often than not, amputee activism involves reaching out to federal or state legislators. But figuring out who your legislators are can be confusing. 

Use our tools to find your federal and state representatives. We've also created the Amp'd Twitter Index so that you can directly tweet to your members of congress in Washington D.C.

AMPUTEE BILL OF RIGHTS

The Amp'd Amputee Bill of Rights​ was created by members of the limb loss/difference community working together to identify the most important basic rights we should all be entitled to.