Patients and Providers for Medical Nutrition Equity Patients and Providers for Medical Nutrition Equity

PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS FOR MEDICAL NUTRITION EQUITY

These are people from Texas whose lives are sustained by medical nutrition.

Their average annual cost for medical foods is $8400 per person.

Texas, Tyrosinemia

Andrew, Age 18

Texas, Tyrosinemia
Texas | Tyrosinemia | Annual cost: $9600
My mother has worked as many as 5 jobs concurrently to maintain employer-provided insurance and has CONSTANTLY fought to keep me on a Medicaid waiver program, as they try to kick me off the program frequently. All of this and in Texas, I am still unable to have ANY coverage for medical nutrition, which...
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Texas

John

Phenylketonuria (PKU), Texas
I have avoided purchasing the medical food I needed because we can’t afford the food. I make do with limiting myself to what I can purchase through my local grocery store. Being able to buy medical food would allow me to eat more and get the calories I needed rather than limiting...