Archive for the ‘Advocacy’ Category

Medicare Doesn’t Want to Pay for What You Need

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 by monroewheelchair

  Medicare is about to stop paying for certain components of complex medical equipment (some of which are shown above) that people with severe disabilities depend on.  As the President/CEO of a complex wheelchair provider I am baffled as to why Medicare continues to try and save money at the expense of their most fragile […]


Rolling Into Action for Specialized Wheelchairs

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by monroewheelchair

For years Monroe Wheelchair has been actively involved in pushing legislation that will help protect and improve access to Complex Rehab Technology (CRT). Examples of CRT products include specialized wheelchairs, seating systems, and other adaptive equipment needed by people with disabilities to live independent and healthy lives. A major victory for the CRT industry came […]


Impacting the Future of Complex Rehab Technology

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by monroewheelchair

Doug Westerdahl, owner of Monroe Wheelchair, along with 2 other Monroe employees (Mickae Lee and Jen Loughner), headed to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for the future of Complex Rehab Technology. They teamed up with over 150 consumers, therapists, suppliers, and manufacturers from all over the country to “divide and conquer” more than 200 Senate […]


On the Road to Capitol Hill

Posted on: February 2nd, 2011 by monroewheelchair

Monroe Wheelchair has been busy these days scheduling appointments for consumers, therapists, suppliers, and manufacturers of Complex Rehab Technology products and services to meet with Members of Congress on February 17th, 2011. This gathering is part of CELA (Continuing Education And Legislative Advocacy Conference) 2011 where these advocates from around the country will fight for […]


Monroe Wheelchair Nominated for a National Philanthropy Award

Posted on: September 14th, 2010 by monroewheelchair

Earlier this Summer Rochester Rehabilitation nominated Monroe Wheelchair for a National Philanthropy Day Award in the Outstanding Corporation category. National Philanthropy Day, in conjunction with The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), celebrates the critical role philanthropy plays in helping nonprofit organizations provide a broad spectrum of important services. The National Philanthropy Day Awards honor the […]


Monroe Wheelchair on Capital Hill

Posted on: May 7th, 2010 by monroewheelchair

On April 29, 2010,  over 200  industry professionals, clinicians, and consumer advocates  from around the country  met in Washington, D.C. for the annual CELA (Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy) conference.  Their purpose? To fight for the future of Complex Rehab Technology. These people met with 225 Senate and Congressional offices in hopes of having their […]