Insurance and Funding for Those Affected by Limb Loss

Managing the complicated world of insurance and finding funding can be very confusing but there are many resources available to help guide you through the process.

The Amputee Coalition has put together a comprehensive resource booklet called Insurance Coverage & Reimbursement. 


Insurance Related Resources

The AARP is a US-based organization and interest group.  Membership is offered to people over age 50. Through the AARP, members can sign up for Medicare supplemental health insurance, discounts on prescription drugs and consumer goods, entertainment and travel packages, long-term care insurance, and automobile, home and life insurance. is the federal government's website for comprehensive information about disability-related programs, services, policies, laws and regulations. The site links to thousands of resources from many different federal government agencies, as well as state and local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country.

The new Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an extension of the Medicaid program which helps cover the uninsured that fall above the poverty level, but still cannot afford health insurance. The ACA Exchange is a nationwide network of health insurances where uninsured individuals can secure coverage through either a private health plan or through Medicaid.

Funding Resources

There are also a number of Non-profit organizations that can help provide prosthetic care for those that need extra support. The following document details resources including national, regional and specialty organizations.