Lymphedema bill reintroduced

Friday, February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Todd Young, R-Ind., reintroduced The Lymphedema Treatment Act on Feb. 14. The bill, S. 518, would require Medicare to pay for compression garments, bandages and supplies to reduce lymphedema-related swelling and prevent recurrence. It has 32 original co-sponsors. A previous version of the bill was introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in 2017. Those bills, ultimately, garnered 385 and 66 co-sponsors, respectively.