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Jan. 26, 2021

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Jennifer Dunegan, Kentucky Rare Action Network Volunteer Ambassador

Posted by Sean Roberts

Medical Nutrition

I have several complex medical issues and require medical nutrition as part of my treatment. I have often found that insurance does not cover the cheaper and less invasive treatment option. My physicians wanted me on three to four nutritional drinks a day, consumed orally, but insurance would not cover this cost. Insurance would, however, cover the cost of a permanent feeding tube and supplies, as well as hospitalizations due to complications from the feeding tube.