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Commenters push to expand essential health benefits package

Anah McMahon adjusts 1-inch seirin acupuncture needles in the muscles around a patient's spine. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Anah McMahon adjusts 1-inch seirin acupuncture needles in the muscles around a patient's spine. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Supporters of medical food benefits for people with phenylketonuria (PKU) and for acupuncture benefits in New York state are making major efforts to shape the essential health benefits (EHB) package requirements.

Andrea Emanuel, a 26-year-old who has PKU, told federal officials that she is healthy enough to be getting a bachelor's degree in nutrition thanks to access to low-protein foods and access to a special PKU formula.

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