The Medical Nutrition Equity Act, S. 2013/HR 3783, introduced by Representatives McGovern (D-MA-2), and Herrera Beutler (R-WA-3), and Senators Casey (D-PA), and Ernst (R-IA), would ensure that public and private insurance covers medically necessary foods, vitamins, and individual amino acids that are medically necessary for the management of certain digestive and metabolic disorders and conditions, including mitochondrial disease.
The first step in passing the Medical Nutrition Equity Act is getting members of Congress to publicly support it. They do this, by agreeing to be a co-sponsor. Accordingly, UMDF is asking members to reach out to their congressional delegation. There are currently over 80 co-sponsors for this bill. The UMDF Advocacy Center to your right will guide you through determining if your representative has signed on -- and either prompt you to send a thank you or a request to co-sponsor message.