skip to main content

H.R. 1948: Lymphedema Treatment Act of 2019

Call or Write Congress

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Mar 28, 2019
Status

Introduced on Mar 28, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 28, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
5% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - April 19, 2019
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 22, 2019

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN): The Lymphedema Treatment Act (H.R. 1948/S. 518) was introduced into the 116th Congress by Representative Janice “Jan” Schakowsky (D-IL) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA). LE&RN supports this legislation, which would ensure Medicare coverage for compression garments for the millions of Americans ...

History

Mar 28, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1948 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 1948 — 116th Congress: Lymphedema Treatment Act of 2019.” www.GovTrack.us. 2019. June 16, 2019 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1948>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.