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Doctors Ask Lawmakers to Make Insures Cover Expensive Baby Formula

March 18th, 2008 by flanews

Babies with an allergy to milk protein need an expensive formula in order to stay well nourished. Insurers say formula is food and they should be required to pay for it. In Tallahassee Tuesday, doctors and concerned parents asked lawmakers to make insurance companies pay for the formula. Only parents on WIC and babies on feeding tubes can get the special formula at a reduced rate. Erica Kinsey bought 5,000 dollars worth of the formula for her son, after she found out her insurance wouldnít pay.

ďOther families that canít speak. Other infants. They canít send an email. They canít be here to say hey, help me get this formula; I donít need a feeding tube so please help me get this formula,Ē said Erica Kinsey.

More than 800 hundred babies in Florida are allergic to milk protein and need the special formula.

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