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increase access/decrease cost of Rehab equipment

The VA/DOD Orders millions of dollars worth of rehabilitation equipment a year for patients from Independent retailers. If the VA could buy these products (walkers, canes,bath bench, wheel chairs) at wholesale and stock the items in a central location to be ordered from -It would save money over the discount price or retail price that the VA/DOD pays for each item. It could also increase access to the equipmentThis is a huge expense-The VA is the largest employeer of occupational and physical therapist in the US. Every day at just 1 VA location in the US thousands of dollars are spent on items issed to patients.

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Idea No. 2568