Emily, 11

My insurance as a NYC public school teacher covers Emily’s medical formula only. But it is never easy. Every year there is a question if they will continue to cover it. They do not cover any medical food ever. I pay out of pocket for all her PKU foods. Having coverage for all my daughter’s pku medical needs would mean peace of mind for me and my family. Peace of mind that my daughter will be able to stay on her diet and be healthy and happy now and in the future. Peace of mind that she gets all that she deserves to have to be able to thrive and succeed.

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