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    Default Wheelchair hunt

    We went to wheelchair store today. They sell an easy to lift 20 lb with detachable big wheels. Made by Drive for $459,

    Medicare won't pay for it. He showed me what they will pay. It's too heavy to lift, about 50 lbs. and MORE EXPENSIVE.

    Is this Medicare way of saying, we only buy you a chair if you only leave it at home?

    The $459 I can swing that, but there weee no other chairs to try out for comfort. The seat was only 18x16 and I wished it were longer to offer more thigh support. It stops a few inches above the back of the knee.

    I found it hard to turn the wheels for more than a minute. It was on store carpet. He had none of that kind to rent to see if I like it.


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