H.R.4926 - Medical Foods Equity Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] (Introduced 03/24/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||04/30/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: H.R.4926 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/24/2010)
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.