The Lymphedema Treatment Act is an important piece of legislation that has been seeking passage for several years. You can find out more about it here.
The Act was initiated by Heather Ferguson who had twin boys. One of her sons was born with primary lymphedema. The lack of insurance funding to cover lymphedema compression supplies (i.e. compression garments) was recognized as a problem. Heather sought to create change.
Change began locally in her state of North Carolina. She has been seeking coverage nationally by changing Medicare law to require coverage of compression garments for lymphedema. Medicare will set a precedent for other insurance carriers to follow.
You can find out how to contact your Congressman or woman via the below video. I did. And I recently heard back from Representative Burgess in the attached letter. Take a moment – literally less than 5 minutes – to make your voice heard and create change.