I am a pediatric gastroenterologist and treat children with a variety of digestive conditions that require medical nutrition. I often see patients whose digestive conditions mandate that they be on special diets or supplements and yet these diets cannot be afforded. A.B. is a 9-year-old boy who was born with a condition called ‘jejunal atresia.’ […]
My biggest frustration with the lack of coverage of medical foods is that these are NOT foods like those that we purchase from our grocer, they ARE medical treatments just like medications. The party with the condition CANNOT be healthy without them in the exact same manner that a person with diabetes type 1 cannot live without insulin.
Jennifer, Idaho Dietitian
Idaho · Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Conditions on the RUSP · Provider Stories
As a clinical dietitian in a clinic setting more than 75% of my time was spent managing covering for medical foods. These tasks ...
Landyn, Age 8
Idaho · Medical or Surgical Condition of Malabsorption
Annual cost: $7200
Landyn has been blessed to have Medicaid as his medical costs over they years would have been impossible for our family to pay. When ...
Lelia, Age 2
Idaho · Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Annual cost: $600
For our family, the most meaningful part of medical nutrition coverage would be hope and confidence for the future. We have coverage ...