H.R. 4926 (111th): Medical Foods Equity Act of 2010

Introduced:
Mar 24, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Tammy Baldwin
Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 24, 2010
Length
22 pages
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Last Action: Nov 10, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 24, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 24, 2010
Referred to Committee Mar 24, 2010
 
Full Title

To provide for the coverage of medically necessary food under Federal health programs and private health insurance.

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Cosponsors
29 cosponsors (26D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

House Energy and Commerce

House Ways and Means

Health

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3/24/2010--Introduced.
Medical Foods Equity Act of 2010 - Amends titles XVIII (Medicare), XIX (Medicaid), and XXI (State Children's Health Insurance Program) (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP) of the Social Security Act to include coverage of: (1) medically necessary food and food modified to be low protein; and (2) pharmacological doses of vitamins and amino acids used for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism. Provides for similar coverage under the TRICARE program (military health care).
Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to provide coverage in group and individual plans of such food and vitamins and amino acids.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to determine the minimum yearly coverage for all health insurance plans based upon the expanded coverage provided by this Act.

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