My son’s food allergies were so severe, he was reacting to the food I was eating through breastfeeding. He had blood in his stool for several months and stopped gaining weight until he was diagnosed and prescribed an elemental medical infant formula that our insurance refuses to cover even partially. Our insurance is the best plan that the employer provides, yet it won’t cover medical formula provided orally even with a prescription from a specialist and letter of medical necessity.

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