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Anorexia Ruling May Affect Coverage for Mental Illness
ABC News

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that an anorexic woman’s insurance company must pay for her treatment at a residential facility because of a California law that requires insurers to provide the same coverage for mental illness as they do for physical illness.

The ruling may have important implications for how insurance companies pay for treatment for patients with mental illnesses in states with strong mental health parity laws.

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