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Insurance must cover eating disorders under House bill

Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders will be classified as “serious mental illnesses” that must be covered by health insurance under a measure approved Friday by the Texas House.

The group health plan coverage would be required in companies with 50 or more employees.

Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, has worked without success for the past 16 years to add anorexia and bulimia to a state insurance law’s list of serious mental illnesses that includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, severe depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, paranoia and other psychotic disorders.

Read the full article here:
http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/insurance-must-cover-eating-disorders-under-house-/nXnrc/

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