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H.R. 1948 (116th): Lymphedema Treatment Act of 2019

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

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

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Mar 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 28, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


386 Cosponsors (226 Democrats, 159 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Schakowsky Applauds Passage of Legislation to Lower Drug Costs Now
    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2019

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

Schakowsky Applauds Passage of Legislation to Lower Drug Costs Now
    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] (Sponsor) on Dec 11, 2019

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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 …


Mar 28, 2019

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H.R. 1948 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1948. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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