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    Question Insurance helping with Bike Purchases ??

    Hi guys and Gals!
    I am in the process of rehabbing from a couple of different work related injuries.

    As part of rehabbing my doctor wants me to try out using a recumbent style trike.

    SO my question for the masses is if anyone has had ANY luck getting a USA insurance company to at least help out with the cost of a bike??

    Any info would be appreciated!

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    I do know that some people were able to get a bike paid for as part of rehab therapy. But it's generally a low cost basic bike costing a few hundred dollars., not a high performance machine. I think the Doc is going to have to make a strong case that a recumbent trike is NECESSARY for your rehab therapy. OTOH- they might at least offer partial reimbursement, so it may not be No.
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    Just had a discussion last night.. Workman's Comp insurance, was spoken of as more to protect the Employer's Liability than to come to the aide of the injured worker ,

    to be made whole and healthy without out of pocket costs on the injured parties side.

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    Hola Sir

    When many use The Wordage Trike - the person listening may relate this to a 1969 Schwinn.

    When they hear Recumbent -- they say "...huh".

    And of course --- Lance Armstrong or etc is matched with Adult Cycling.

    The others in the back of the class know what you are saying and visualize The Last AARP Commercial they saw.


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    You do not say from where you are at. This does not matter because you need to find out the nearest city that has a
    City Therapeutic Cycling Program to you. I'm here in Colo Spgs and we have this.

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    If your city does not have this ---- ask "why not" ( It is some how connected to The American Disabilities Act ).
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    I say this because many times "they" want you to show that you are doing something for yourself.




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    Do make sure the person knows the difference from a bike ( cycle ) and A Trike.

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