The Lymphedema Treatment Act is a federal bill that aims to improve coverage for the treatment of lymphedema from any cause. Untreated and under-treated lymphedema is progressive and leads to infection, disfigurement, disability and in some cases even death. Thus, prognosis for the patient is far worse and treatment more costly when the disease is not properly managed.
* Note that the Lymphedema Treatment Act has not yet been reintroduced into the 114th Congress, which runs from January of 2015 through December of 2016. Until we have an active bill in the current Congress, the “Current Status” link to the left will take you to the bill from the 113th Congress. To be notified when the bill is reintroduced please subscribe to our Newsletter.
The Lymphedema Advocacy Group invites you to view the five-minute video on our Media page, which provides a brief overview on lymphedema and why passage of this legislation is so important to the millions of men, women and children who suffer from this chronic disease.
Although this legislation relates specifically to a change in Medicare law, it would set a precedent
for Medicaid and private insurers to follow, thereby benefitting all lymphedema patients.
For more detailed information please visit our About The Bill page.
We Need Your Help!
Our cause is grassroots and patient driven, and every person’s involvement makes a difference.
The “How You Can Help” menu along the upper left side will walk you through all of the simple but important ways you can support passage of this legislation.
Your first step should be to write your Representative today and urge him or her to cosponsor this bill – it is the single most important thing you can do to help our cause.
Thank you for supporting the Lymphedema Treatment Act!