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Corey, Age 26

New York · Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Turning 26 and navigating through my own insurance was a nightmare. NYS Medicaid is a blessing but not sure how long I can stay on ...

Andrew, Age 18

Texas · Tyrosinemia
Annual cost: $9600

My mother has worked as many as 5 jobs concurrently to maintain employer-provided insurance and has CONSTANTLY fought to keep me on a ...

Clayton, Age 4

Ohio · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $5040

Having the medical nutrition covered by our insurance would grealty imporve the options and the cost of the food that Clayton would ...

Owen

Arizona · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $6000

Having medical coverage for formula and medical foods would be an enormous relief. Even though Owen is only 12, I have worried since ...

Tyler

Massachusetts · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $1020

Insurance covers formula (so many cans a month) and also covers up to $5000 of food during the fiscal year July-April. If during the ...

Claire, Age 8

Louisiana · Tyrosinemia
Annual cost: $6900

I want to introduce you to my eight-year-old daughter, Claire. At first glance Claire appears to be a normal 2nd grader. She loves ...


Ellis, Age 12

Phenylketonuria (PKU) · Tennessee
Annual cost: $4200

We have been fighting insurance and coverage since Ellis was diagnosed. It is very time consummating and difficult to work with ...

Ben, Age 5

EOSINOPHILIC DISORDERS · Indiana
Annual cost: $4800

Though I’m on an employer plan, we contribute another $9000 a year to cover premiums for our 5 member family. That plan has a $6000 ...


Sarah, Washington DC Nurse Practitioner

Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Conditions on the RUSP · Provider Stories · Washington DC

Staff time alone is the most major barrier. We are fortunate to have a Metabolic Clinic Manager to keep on top of all the insurance ...


John

Phenylketonuria (PKU) · Texas

I have avoided purchasing the medical food I needed because we can’t afford the food. I make do with limiting myself to what I can ...

Emily, Age 18

Ohio · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $2400

My name is Emily and I am 18 years old with Phenylketonuria. I would have to admit that sticking to a strict diet of 256 Phe a day is ...


Tyton, 9 months

Phenylketonuria (PKU) · Utah
Annual cost: $2400

Finding out your little one has a life changing condition at birth can be a whirlwind. Self Discipline is something that is mandatory ...

Kacie

New York · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $5880

My kids have been on their diet their entire lives (we have three kids with PKU) and now at a crucial time (maternal age), she can not ...