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Ruling may broaden insurance plans' coverage for mental illness

Aug 27, 2011 10:42:07 PM- latimes.com
Judge says Blue Shield must cover woman's anorexia treatment at a residential facility. The Mental Health Parity Act requires insurers to provide equal coverage for severe mental illness and physical ailments.

A Northern California woman's treatment for anorexia at a residential facility was medically necessary and must be covered by her healthcare plan, a federal appeals court has ruled in a case that could lead to more extensive benefits for those being treated for mental illnesses.

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