Food is Medicine Coalition Policy Goals
Establish Coverage for Medically Tailored Meals in Medicaid & Medicare
Coverage for Medically Tailored Meals in Medicaid
Support medically tailored meals as a benefit for the sickest of the sick in the Medicaid statute, which would prevent the uneven access currently available through the use of state-based waivers
Coverage for Medically Tailored Meal in Medicare
Add “medically tailored meals” to the definition of “medical and other health services” in the Medicare statute for Medicare Part B.
Promote Research on Medically Tailored Meals
Allocate research dollars to fill gaps in the current research on Medically Tailored Meals and their effect on health outcomes and healthcare costs
Protect Investment in Ryan White
Increase Ryan White Program funding to address the Public Health Crisis and capitalize on the opportunity to end the HIV epidemic.