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Committee on Armed ServicesMilitary PersonnelCommittee on Education and LaborHealth, Employment, Labor, and PensionsCommittee on Energy and CommerceCommittee on Ways and MeansHealthIntroducedMarch 24th, 2010
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Medical Foods Equity Act of 2010
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.