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PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS FOR MEDICAL NUTRITION EQUITY

Pamela

It would mean so much to have the medical nutrition equity act passed. I have a diagnosis of homocystinuria which was discovered very late in life. I have suffered from strokes and blood clots in my lungs because of it. Although I currently have coverage through our insurance, it is always a fight to get them to pay. It requires many frustrating hours of appeals and mountains of documentation from my doctors. When I turn 65 in a few years and am eligible for Medicare, I will lose coverage for medical nutrition. I will then be forced to pay $800 – $1000 a month to receive these necessities to stay healthy. This is of great concern to me. Please pass this legislation. I am a person, not just a diagnosis to be forgotten!

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