My journey began many years ago, the steps have been difficult at times but I kept moving forward. Now is the time to put the past decade of personal struggle into action in order to help others.
Currently there are two bills before Congress, or in the process or being introduced, to which I fully support and want to see passed into law.
H.R. 2415 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013 – On June 19, 2013, Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representatives Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013. This legislation will provide Medicare recipients and their health care providers with meaningful tools to treat and reduce obesity by improving access to obesity screening and counseling services, and new prescription drugs for chronic weight management.
Lymphedema Treatment Act – The Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act will improve coverage for the treatment of lymphedema, thereby reducing health care costs while improving patient care and quality of life for millions of Americans with lymphedema.
Step 2: I have contacted my Congressman, and Senators regarding both pieces of legislation. A few weeks ago I received a phone call from Rep. Wenstrup’s office in Washington, D.C. in response.
Step 3: This week my U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup’s staff will be hosting a Traveling Help Desk in my area. I plan on attending to share my story in support of BOTH bills.
The power is in us to initiate change….please join me on the journey!