Take Action for Celiac Disease

We need to speak up and be heard.

Vanessa Maltin posted today about new legislation that has been introduced to ban insurance companies from denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions.

Andrea Levario asked that I pass this along:

Students with Celiac Disease Need Your Help

ASK Congress
Reimburse Schools for Special Diets
It’s time again for Congress to re-evaluate the child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

This is your chance to tell lawmakers about the needs of celiac students and urge funding for special diets so that ALL children can have lunch at school.

Visit the ACDA to find out how to email your representatives.

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2 Responses to Take Action for Celiac Disease

  1. There are celiacs whose insurance does not cover the basic celiac tests, including endoscopy, nor cover the patient at all with celiac disease. Someone needs to inform all insurance companies that a celiac treated with (only) a strict gluten-free diet is a better insurance risk than anyone else.
    This legislation is a good start, but it does not go far enough, in my opinion, to help all celiacs.

    • Cassandra says:

      I agree, Janet.
      But having been shafted $1500 by my insurance company on this last baby, I think it’s going to take a whole lot of reform to get Celiacs to the point we want to be with insurance companies.

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