This post is very important to any American who has Lymphedema or who has lymph nodes removed, so could potentially have Lymphedema, it is for those with Primary or Secondary Lymphedema. You need to get behind Heather and help her to change the laws regarding the financial help needed to treat and live with Lymphedema in America.
Please help by sharing on social media and re blogging this post so as many people as possible hear about the Lymphedema Treatment Act.. Thank you. Helen
Executive Director, Lymphedema Advocacy Group
“Circumstances do not determine a man, they reveal him.”
~ novelist James Lane Allen
The Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act
Anyone with, or at risk for, lymphedema should know about the Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act. This federal bill aims to improve insurance coverage for the compression items (garments, bandages, etc.) used daily in the management of this disease. Complete information about this legislation is available at www.LymphedemaTreatmentAct.org.
I know first hand the frustration of insurers’ failure to cover this medically necessary treatment, and the devastating effects this lack of coverage can have on lymphedema patients. My six-year-old son Dylan was born with primary lymphedema. When he was just a baby, and our insurance company refused to cover his treatment, I vowed to fix this. I hope you will join me and the other wonderful patient advocates who are working hard to get this bill passed.
Please visit our website and use the submission form (located under the “How You Can Help” menu) to send letters to your members of Congress, urging them to support this bill. It takes less than five minutes to fill in your name, address and add a few personal sentences to the template letter provided. After doing so, please encourage your friends, family members, colleagues and others to do the same.
Please feel free to contact me directly with questions. This is an entirely grassroots and patient driven effort, so we really need your involvement and support!
Founder and Executive Director, Lymphedema Advocacy Group