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Anorexia coverage appeal is rejected
San Francisco Chronicle

The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal Monday by an insurance company protesting a lower court’s ruling that required the insurer to cover the stay in a residential care facility of a San Mateo woman who suffered from anorexia. An earlier ruling in Jeanene Harlick’s suit against Blue Shield of California had established that state law requires insurers to provide the same coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental disorders, like hers, as for physical injuries and illnesses.