The Lymphedema Treatment Act is a federal bill that aims to improve coverage for the treatment of lymphedema from any cause. Untreated and undertreated 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.
We invite 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!
We have no paid lobbyists; our cause is entirely grassroots and patient driven. 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!