Lymphedema Insurance & Legislation Update: Oct-Dec 2008

By Robert (Bob) Weiss, MS, LE Legislative Advocate

By the time you read this, the New York Senate will either have acted upon an important lymphedema bill or left it to die in committee. This bill S03248B Fuschillo was approved unanimously in the New York Assembly as A05892B Maisel and it has many provisions which fall squarely within the NLN’s mission “to create awareness of lymph edema through education and to promote and support the availability of quality medical treatment for all individuals at risk for or affected by lymphedema”: