About The Bill


Congressman Reichert, our bill sponsor, and advocates from his state of Washington
Congressman Reichert, our bill sponsor, and advocates from his state of Washington

 

Why this Legislation is Needed

Currently, Medicare, and consequently many other policies, do not cover one of the critical components of lymphedema treatment, the medically necessary doctor-prescribed compression supplies used daily in lymphedema treatment. Learn why…

 

What the Lymphedema Treatment Act Will Do

The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) will improve coverage for the treatment of lymphedema from any cause by amending Medicare statute to allow for coverage of compression supplies. Although this legislation relates specifically to a change in Medicare law, it would set a precedent for Medicaid and private insurers to follow. Learn more about the LTA…

 

Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Lymphedema Treatment Act

This is a patient-driven, grassroots effort and our success depends on people just like you getting involved! Please consult our How You Can Help menu to the left, and use the resource materials provided below, to persuade your members of Congress to cosponsor this bill.

To download an information packet appropriate for sharing ONLY with members of Congress and their staff, click here. Please ensure that you review this document yourself before sharing it with congressional offices. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to Contact Us. Remember that our Advocacy Handbook is full of helpful tips, such as talking points and FAQ’s. 

To download a facts sheet appropriate for sharing with the general public, click here. Additional ways in which you can help spread awareness are outlined on our Increasing Awareness page.