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Medical insurance companies to provide equal coverage for mental health disorders
Daily Sundial

Medical insurance may be required to cover mental health disorders the same way they would cover physical ailments after a federal court of appeals ruling on August 26.

The ruling came after Blue Shield denied to pay for a Northern California woman’s anorexia treatment. Judge William A. Fletcher of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stated that while the woman’s insurance plan with Blue Shield did not cover her treatment, the California Mental Health Parity Act does.

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