Reader: Lymphedema Treatment Act should be made law
Published 2:32 pm Friday, August 28, 2020
To the Editor:
Especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, lymphedema patients must have the medical supplies they need to safely manage their condition at home. The Lymphedema Treatment Act (S.518/H.R.1948) is a bipartisan bill that will improve insurance coverage for medically necessary prescription compression supplies. Without this central component of treatment, lymphedema patients are at significantly increased risk of infection and hospitalization.
With more than 450 co-sponsors, the Lymphedema Treatment is the most supported healthcare bill in Congress and should be passed into law this year.