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house Bill H.R. 4926

Medical Foods Equity Act of 2010

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      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Military Personnel
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMarch 24th, 2010

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Medical Foods Equity Act of 2010

Official Title

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


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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