Led by lymphedema and lympahtic disease advocates NY Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal and NY Senator Martin J. Golden, two important pieces of legislation were introduced in the New York State legislature.
The Lymphatic & Lymphedema Research bill (A.432), which creates a lymphedema and lymphatic diseases research grants program. was reintroduced. The Lymphedema Treatment Insurance Bill (A.2271), which requires health insurance policies and contracts to provide coverage for lymphedema, was introduced for the first time.