TRICARE for Medical Foods

TRICARE Coverage for Medical Foods

Email Congress and let them know how TRICARE is failing our nation’s military by not accurately enacting the medical foods coverage provision of the National Defense Authorization Act of FY17.

Follow the simple instructions below. You will be able to add your personal story to this message about why TRICARE must follow the law as written and cover prescription medical foods through its prescription drug benefit.

Email Congress For Coverage of Medical Foods

Let them know how TRICARE is failing to honor the law and cover medical foods

Social Media for TRICARE Coverage for Medical Foods

Send out the sample tweets and copy the Facebook posts below to your feed, or create your own to spread the word as you help advocate for TRICARE coverage of medical foods

“Tell Congress: Military Health System must follow the law. #NDAA FY17 mandates TRICARE coverage for all #medicalfoods. They are a pharmacy benefit and are not just used in the hospital.”

“Congress: The Military Health System must follow the law. Tell them to cover prescription #medicalfoods as written in the #NDAA FY17. Our military members & their families deserve better! Why do they pay for #opioids and not safe, alternative therapies?”

“In December 2017, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of FY17 was signed into law. It called for TRICARE coverage of medically necessary food and vitamins for our nation’s military members, veterans and their families who depend on these products. Unfortunately, #TRICARE has misinterpreted the language of the law and continues to deny its beneficiaries coverage to safe, prescription #medicalfoods. Yet, TRICARE still pays for addictive drugs, like #opioids under its pharmacy benefit. Email your members of Congress and tell them to take action with the Military Health System to cover
prescription medical foods for TRICARE as written by law.”

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