Monday, February 6, 2012

Picture just in! A living room conversation with Secretary of HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, January 2012.


EDC Policy Director Jeanine Cogan, speaks with Kathleen Sebelius about the enormous challenges people with eating disorders face in trying to access life saving care.  She let the Secretary know that things have not improved since the federal parity law passed as people with eating disorders are still regularly denied treatment and as a result some die.  Jeanine asked the Secretary if there is anything she could do to address these gaps in coverage for people suffering from eating disorders through the essential health benefits and other implementation of the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act.  The Secretary responded with concern and informed her that she would have her staff look into the matter. 

2 comments:

Rachel said...

I cannot believe that some people are refused care. It is hard enough to seek eating disorder help, and to be refused would make it tenfold worse.

Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh said...

Congratulations and THANK YOU to Cogan and Sebelius for working to help all of us out here. Thank you, EDC, for your years of dedication and effectiveness!