Cartwright introduces veterans prosthetics legislation

Cartwright introduces veterans prosthetics legislation

This much needed legislation would enhance orthotic and prosthetic research, helping practitioners better match prosthetic and orthotic devices with veteran amputees. Over 1,700 soldiers have suffered combat-related limb loss due to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the Department of veterans affairs serves approximately 40,000 individuals with limb loss each year.

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Rep. Cartwright introduces bill to expand O&P care for veterans – On September 7, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA17) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve orthotics and prosthetics care for service members and veterans. The Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act would support colleges and universities seeking to establish degree programs to train specialists in orthotics and prosthetics.

Linda A. Halliday, Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Madam Chairwoman, Ranking Member Michaud, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the results of recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports on prosthetic issues.

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Sponsored by Matt Cartwright D-Pa. Introduced to the House on April 21, 2015 — wounded warrior research Enhancement Act Directs the Secretary of Defense to award grants to carry out research for the advancement of orthotic and prosthetic clinical care for members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and civilians who have undergone amputation, traumatic brain injury, and other serious physical injury as a.

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The Subcommittee on Health has jurisdiction over the Veterans Health Administration, including medical services, medical support and compliance, medical facilities, medical and prosthetic. Health.

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright recently unveiled legislation that supports wounded warriors by enhancing America’s orthotics and prosthetics research and workforce.

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