Lymphedema Legislation

  • by: Tina Budde
  • target: Hillary Clinton, Senator, Senator
To add Lymphedema to the SSD handbook and to give those on medicare and all insurances coverage.

We the Lymphedema sufferers need adequate healthcare.  Many of us are on disability, awaiting disability, public assistance, or have nothing while waiting for SSD.  We have to "find" other complications due to our Lymphedema to be eligible for SSD.  We need to change, to be provided with coverage under medicaid and medicare to cover Manual Lymph Drainage therapy, pumps if applicable, and compression garments/stockings/sleeves to us for treating our lymphedema, and all circulatory diseases/conditions.

Without such coverage, our condition can and does worsen to the point of multiple hospitalizations, serious wounds and infections.  Adequate coverage for the supplies and treatments we need is cost effective.  With the proper treatment to begin with, we won't end up as bad off.  In fact with proper coverage to start with, some of us won't end up on disability.

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