The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias Asks Advocates to Contact Congress to Support the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act

The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) asks you to write your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (S.3369/H.R.6689). The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (also known as ELSA) will assure that individuals born with congenital anomalies receive health benefits for the medically necessary treatments they need. ELSA would require all groups and individual health care plans to covers procedures to restore or repair normal body function for any missing or abnormal body part, including teeth. It closes a loophole that allows health care plans to deny such procedures as “cosmetic”. The NFED, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and seven organizations are supporting this bi-partisan legislation.

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