Lauren Mickler (MIKE-ler) has more from the Jefferson City.
Losing a limb in an accident, or at anytime, can be painful in many ways, including your wallet.
The Senate Health Committee heard a bill Tuesday that could help with those costs.
Currently insurance companies have caps on what they will put towards prosthetics, but Dr. John Rush of Bethesda says the amount doesn't even begin to cover it.
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|Description: The average prosthetic device based on 2005 cost eight-thousand three hundred 60 dollars. So why are they capping it at a thousand dollars? It's just ridiculous.|
Lauren Mickler (MIKE-ler) has more from Jefferson City.
Susan Schumaker of the St. Louis area has a prosthetic leg, and since her insurance company will only pay so much, she is forced to pay thousands out of pocket to continue walking.
The Senate Health Committee heard a bill that could help Schumaker by increasing prosthetic coverage from insurance providers, something she says she needs.
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|Description: Eleven other states have already passed similar bills on prosthetic parody, because an arm or leg is not a luxury.|