Diapers are expensive. They're also necessary to keep your baby clean, dry and healthy. That's why Senator Tammy Duckworth introduced a new bipartisan bill to help American families afford the necessary expense. The End Diaper Need Act of 2021 provides resources for low-income and middle-class families to help finance diapers for babies, toddlers, and medically complex children and adults. One-third of all families in America struggle with affording diapers. The National Diaper Bank Network estimates that infants use up to 12 diapers per day, and toddlers need up to 8 every day. Families can spend up to $80 per month per child.
"Quite frankly, families have enough to deal with right now—the last thing they should have to worry about is affording diapers," said Senator Duckworth. Senators Kevin Cramer and Bob Casey are co-leads on the bill. If passed, the End Diaper Need Act would:
Quite frankly, families have enough to deal with right now—the last thing they should have to worry about is afford… https://t.co/YEKYGvEbkr— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) 1612824416.0
- Appropriate $200 million per year for the Social Services Block Grant Program, to be used to provide diapers and diapering supplies;
- Allow for 200 medically necessary diapers be provided per month for medically complex children through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Program; and
- Make medically necessary diapers and diapering qualified medical expenses so that families can purchase them using their health spending accounts (HSAs) or health reimbursement accounts (HRAs).