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If you think that you may need the assistance of a mobility scooter, it's important to discuss this with your physician. Not all insurance companies will automatically approve the costs related to purchasing a mobility scooter, and you may need to pay for some of the costs out of pocket. Generally, insurance companies will need to have documentation from your doctor stating that you are unable to move about without assistance, and that a mobility scooter will assist you in everyday life. Medicare, which is different from private insurance, has a specific set of rules regarding who can obtain a mobility scooter. Lobbyists are trying to get the government to change this policy.