HR 1311

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1311

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

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 1, 2011

Ms. BALDWIN (for herself, Mr. POLIS, Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, and Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. COVERAGE IN FEDERAL HEALTH PROGRAMS OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOOD AND FOOD MODIFIED TO BE LOW PROTEIN.

SEC. 4. COVERAGE IN THE PRIVATE INSURANCE MARKET OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOOD AND FOOD MODIFIED TO BE LOW PROTEIN.

`SEC. 716. COVERAGE OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOOD AND FOOD MODIFIED TO BE LOW PROTEIN.

`SEC. 2729. COVERAGE OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOOD AND FOOD MODIFIED TO BE LOW PROTEIN.

`SEC. 9814. COVERAGE OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOOD AND FOOD MODIFIED TO BE LOW PROTEIN.

`SEC. 2754. COVERAGE OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOOD AND FOOD MODIFIED TO BE LOW PROTEIN.

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE; DETERMINATION OF MINIMUM YEARLY COVERAGE.

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