National Eating Disorders Association

We hope YOU will join us as we use our voices to advocate for eating disorders and the “Coverage for Mental and Nervous Disorders” Act! Florida House member Dr. Ed Homan and State Senator Victor D. Crist of Tampa have re-introduced Coverage for Mental and Nervous Disorders in the House and the Senate. (HB 07/ SB 182). This bill would revise requirements and limitations for optional coverage for mental & nervous disorders; repeal provisions relating to optional coverage required for substance abuse impaired persons; and provides for application. This bill includes treatment of eating disorders. In hopes of getting this bill passed, The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness and National Eating Disorders Association’s STAR Program, are organizing a lobby day in Tallahassee on March 24, 2010. (Transportation will be available from South Florida to Tallahassee.) For more information and/or to get involved with Lobby Day, please visit Florida Eating Disorders Lobby Day or email Johanna at jkandel@eatingdisorderinfo.org Please join us and use your voice for change.