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Topic: Lymphedema Treatment Act needs YOU! NOW!

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2018 10:35PM - edited Dec 17, 2018 10:35PM by Binney4

Binney4 wrote:

If you're in the US, please help us get the Lymphedema Treatment Act passed now (before we have to start over getting sponsors again in the new Congress). This act will require Medicare (and therefore other insurers) to cover our lymphedema garments. Here's the latest from the LTA advocacy group, and easy instructions to follow about how YOU can help:

Dear Supporter,

Thank you to everyone who has been making these phone calls.
The volume of calls to leadership offices has not gone unnoticed!



Senator Grassley's and Chairman Brady's offices have both commented
to us on the number of calls they've been receiving about the LTA. We
need to keep up the pressure.



The final remaining option for passage this year is now inclusion in the
Omnibus spending bill. We will keep pushing for inclusion of the LTA
until this package is finalized.



Please continue to call the four offices below. We have removed
Senator Hatch and Speaker Ryan, because they are retiring and have
begun shutting down their offices, making it extremely difficult to get through.

* SENATE Finance Committee incoming Chairman & LTA Co-lead, Senator Chuck Grassley: 202-224-3744

* SENATE Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell: 202-224-2541 (DC) or 270-781-1673 (State Office)

* HOUSE Ways & Means Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin Brady: 202-225-4901

* HOUSE Majority Leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy: 202-225-2915


Phone Script -
"I'm calling to urge [Senator/Representative NAME] to include the Lymphedema Treatment Act
(S.497/H.R.930) in the omnibus spending bill. With 449 cosponsors, this bipartisan and bicameral bill
is the most widely supported healthcare bill in Congress. Millions of Americans with lymphedema -
the majority of them cancer survivors - need this bill passed now."


Thank you for your advocacy!


Heather Ferguson
Founder & Executive Director
Lymphedema Advocacy Group

LymphedemaTreatmentAct.org


Thank you! Let's make this happen!
Binney

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