We applaud the NY Times for its article on eating disorders and residential treatment that appeared on the front page today. The EDC is thrilled that we succeeded, along with others, in urging the NY Times to address the growing challenge people with eating disorders face in accessing residential care. The EDC is actively working to change the current trend of insurance companies to refuse coverage for eating disorders treatment through the FREED Act, which would REQUIRE insurance companies to cover treatment for eating disorders according to the APA Guidelines.
The EDC applauds Lisa Kantor, Bruce Nagel, Elizabeth Wrobel and other attorneys who are suing insurance companies that violate state and federal laws by refusing to cover medically necessary eating disorders treatment. If you have been denied coverage for eating disorders treatment we want to hear from you. Email us at EDCHoldsInsuranceAccountable@yahoo.com
To read the article go to www.nytimes.com. It is on the front page!
Jeanine Cogan, Ph.D.
Eating Disorders Coalition