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Ruling Raises Questions for Mental Health Coverage
California Healthline

When the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled on Aug. 26 that Blue Shield of California must cover a policyholder’s treatment for anorexia nervosa, the decision sent a ripple of uncertainty through the behavioral health community. Insurers, physicians, patient advocates and other stakeholders have speculated on whether the ruling could lead to more extensive coverage of mental illness.

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