Mark, Age 61

Pennsylvania
Annual cost: $7500

So far Mark’s medical nutrition has been covered after the out of pocket maximum is met (this year it is $7,450). But we never ...

Maeve, Age 8

Phenylketonuria (PKU) · Texas
Annual cost: $3600

As all parents who experience it, we were overwhelmed once we got the call, at 5 days of age, that our daughter Maeve had been ...


Kathy, Age 55

Florida · Phenylketonuria (PKU)

I’m almost 55 with PKU need I say more… okay was a sample for Kuvan and Lanephex. Amount others like 1st Pku ...

Kayla

Oregon · Phenylketonuria (PKU)

When I moved to the West Coast by myself in 2014, I had to learn everything on my own like finding a clinic and handling coverage. I ...

Emily, 11

New York · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $3600

My insurance as a NYC public school teacher covers Emily’s medical formula only. But it is never easy. Every year there is a ...

Amber

Indiana · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $4980

I was born in 1990 with PKU. My parents were told to expect severe disabilities. We need these medical foods for our everyday lives. ...

Reynaldo

Florida · FPIES
Annual cost: $3864

My son’s food allergies were so severe, he was reacting to the food I was eating through breastfeeding. He had blood in his ...


Juliana

New York · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $2400

It would be such a relief for me to know that my daughter would always be able to afford her formula and medical food. My insurer will ...

Drake, Age 3

Kansas · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $6000

Our insurance covered the medical beverage for one year and then stopped. This was so terrible because we had no notice and the ...

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 ...

Renee

Illinois · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $3000

My name is Renee. I am recently married in August 2017. I am currently on pre-con trying for our first child. My levels have been ...

The Medical Nutrition Equity Act will provide key support for those Americans who rely on medical foods to survive and thrive.