Avery, Age 3

Coverage would ease a huge financial burden for our family. Not only is the formula expensive, but so is the specialized diet Avery requires due to so many severe conditions. Due to the fact that Avery supplements diet with Elecare and does not use as sole source of nutrition our insurance provider calls a “supplement.” Thus, according to their guidelines it isn’t a medical necessity and denies to cover any portion it. Avery’s medical team however deems the formula integral in giving him total nutrition due his very restricted diet. Avery has 3 serious conditions: IGE food allergies, EoE and FPIES. Avery consistently struggles to maintain weight and is also diagnosed having short stature.

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