Boston bombing amputees face lifetime prosthesis costs

09/17/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Amputees who lost limbs after the Boston Marathon bombing, including brothers J.P. and Paul Norden, have received donations topping $1 million from the One Fund charity, but face future challenges the money might not fully cover. For the Nordens, who have continuing health issues on top of their amputations, the donations will force them off of a health insurance program for the poor, and they face payments for their own insurance and for costly prostheses that have to be maintained and replaced every few years.

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