Kudos to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) for advocating faster development and easier delivery of medical devices to the disabled. He’s focusing on manufacturers in Tennessee and the regulations they face, however. This won’t help the disabled who can’t afford to pay out of pocket for the expensive equipment they make. And it won’t help patients who are stuck in uncomfortable “loaner” wheelchairs or waiting for other equipment because Medicare and Medicaid take so long to provide their contribution. That’s where D4D comes in. We provide a bridge to get equipment to those who need it and who can least afford it.