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Winter 2023

The Medical Nutrition Equity Act is expected to be re-introduced in the 118th Congress in early 2023. Until then, there are TWO critical ways that you can help get insurance coverage for medically necessary nutrition!

Ask the Federal Government to Make Medically-Necessary Nutrition an Essential Health Benefit
We have an opportunity to get medically necessary nutrition included as an Essential Health Benefit (EHB) under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).  If we are successful in this effort, private insurers would be required to cover medically necessary nutrition.  This would be HUGE for our community!  Click here to tell the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS – the federal agency responsible for creating the rules for insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act) why it is important to you that medically necessary nutrition should be added as an EHB.  Please note that the deadline is TUESDAY, JANUARY 31.
Share Your Medical Nutrition Story

The 118th Congress has begun, which means that the Medical Nutrition Equity Act will need to be reintroduced and we will need to rebuild support among the current members of Congress.  Please help us by submitting a story explaining why it is insurance coverage for medically necessary nutrition is important to you and to your family.  These stories are ESSENTIAL in our efforts to build support for this legislation.

Attending Rare Disease Week 2023 in DC? Join us!

Rare Disease Advocates interested in advocating for the MNEA at Rare Disease Week (RDW) are invited to sign up for an informal get-together to meet each other and collect resources. This isn’t an official coaltion event, but it will give medical nutrition advocates a chance to connect and ask questions as we head into legislative meetings during Rare Disease Week, sponsored by the Everylife Foundation. Registration for RDW closes 2/17. Let us know if you’ll be in DC and we’ll contact you with more details.

 

 

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