Andrew, Age 18

My mother has worked as many as 5 jobs concurrently to maintain employer-provided insurance and has CONSTANTLY fought to keep me on a Medicaid waiver program, as they try to kick me off the program frequently. All of this and in Texas, I am still unable to have ANY coverage for medical nutrition, which is costly just as the medication needed to treat my metabolic disease. I turn 18 this week, which should be an exciting birthday. Instead, I have to worry about how I am going to be able to afford paying for medical nutrition with a minimum wage job. Knowing the costs of medical food for my disease, it would be more than my monthly income as a courtesy clerk. I also worry about insurance and how I am going to be able to afford medical food when my parents retire. How can you help me? I am just trying to make it through my senior year of high school. How will I attend college and be able to eat medical food? I need your help!

Other Texas residents who rely on medical foods

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