We are advocating for YOU!

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Back in 2017 Kim was asked to go to Washington, DC to Lobby for the Lymphedema Treatment ACT and represent SC!  What a honor this was for her and for Alala.  We were all so thrilled to support this much need legislation. 

Currently, Medicare, and consequently many other policies, do not cover one of the critical components of lymphedema treatment, the medically necessary doctor-prescribed compression supplies used daily in lymphedema treatment. 

What the Lymphedema Treatment Act Will Do

The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) will improve coverage for the treatment of lymphedema from any cause by amending Medicare statute to allow for coverage of compression supplies. Although this legislation relates specifically to a change in Medicare law, it would set a precedent for Medicaid and private insurers to follow. 

How You Can Advocate for Yourself

Please call your two Senators as soon as possible and urge them to be “Original Cosponsors” of the Lymphedema Treatment Act! Most offices have after hours voicemail, if you are unable to call during business hours.

The list of Senators, their phone numbers, and a call script are beneath my signature. Those who have already decided to be Original Cosponsors are noted. 

Call Script:

“I’m a constituent calling about the Lymphedema Treatment Act. This bill will be reintroduced next week by Senators Cantwell and Grassley. I hope that Senator [name] will be an original cosponsor of this bill, which is critically important to the millions of American’s who suffer from this chronic condition. Will you please pass on my message to your Health Legislative Aide?” [Add why this is important to you if you wish.]

Your SC Senators

 Tim Scott, 202-224-6121 
 

Lindsey Graham, 202-224-5972 

This act of lobbying is only in regards to Alala, LLC. The Alala Cancer Society takes no part in and does not encourage lobbying for change in legislation.